IEP Press Club Briefing on the Gore Commission & Free Air Time for Political Candidates, October 3
The Gore Commission, 10 Years Later: The Public Interest Obligations of Digital TV Broadcasters in Perfect Hindsight
Friday, October 3
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
George Mason Law School's Information Economy Project (IEP) will hold a mini-conference on Friday, October 3, 2008, at 8:30 a.m., with three experts intimately familiar with the December 1998 report of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters, commonly referred to as the "Gore Commission. This report recommended a minimum standard of public interest requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission, including five minutes airtime per night for "candidate-centered discourse in the 30 days before an election" -- which would be set to commence this election cycle on Sunday, October 5, 2008.
For more information, see http://www.iep.gmu.edu/gorecommission.php.