Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 12:20am
[SOURCE: Broadcasting&Cable, AUTHOR: John Eggerton]
The Campaign Legal Center, Benton Foundation, and the United Church of Christ have written FCC Chairman Kevin Martin cautioning the FCC against "rubber stamp" license renewals. The groups argued that the eight-year "post-card" renewal process is already of "diminishing credibility." They pointed to recent petitions to deny renewals filed by Iowans for Better Local Television, Milwaukee Public Interest Coalition, and Chicago Media Action, and said it would be "irresponsible for the FCC to further 'streamline' [the] process."
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