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Posts on ‘April 17th, 2006’

Challenging the Federal Censorship Commission

NY Times: TV Networks Sue to Challenge F.C.C.’s Indecency Penalties. With no allies among either the Democrats or the Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission nor any significant ones in Congress, the four broadcast networks, joined by the Hearst-Argyle Television group of stations, embarked late last week on a low-risk strategy of turning to the […]

Smithsonian's Ill-Advised Deal with Showtime

The Smithsonian Institution is a museum complex that has been called our national attic, and it is one of the great treasures of American history and life. But in an outrageous deal with a private media company, the Smithsonian has moved down a path that would privatize a vital part of our national cultural commons. […]