Charting the Digital Broadcasting Future

Charting the Digital Broadcasting Future, the Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Public Internet Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters is available in PDF format. (~160 pages)

Also available here are the following sections in HTML format:

Transmittal letter to Vice President Gore from Co-chairs Ornstein and Moonves
Executive Summary

Introduction

Section I. The Origins and Future Prospects of Digital Television

Section II. The Public Interest Standard in Television Broadcasting

Section III. Recommendations of the Advisory Committee

Section IV. Supplemental Statements

  • Joint statement of Leslie Moonves and Norman Ornstein, Co-chairs
  • Statement of Charles Benton, Frank M. Blythe, Peggy Charren, Frank H. Cruz, Richard Masur, Newton N. Minow, Jose Luis Ruiz, Shelby Schuck Scott, Gigi B. Sohn, Karen Peltz Strauss, and James Yee; Cass R. Sunstein and Robert D. Glaser join in Part I only Part I: Political Discourse | Part II: Mandatory Minimum Standards | Part III: Multiplexing
  • Statement of Charles Benton on Funding New Education Digital Broadcast Channels, in which Frank M. Blythe, Peggy Charren, Frank H. Cruz, Newton N. Minow, Cass R. Sunstein, Gigi B. Sohn, and James Yee join
  • Statement of Frank H. Cruz, in which Frank M. Blythe and Newton N. Minow join
  • Statement of Robert W. Decherd, Harold C. Crump, and William F. Duhamel, Ph.D.
  • Statement of Barry Diller
  • Statement of James F. Goodmon Supporting Minimum Standards for Digital Television Broadcasters including the report of the Working Group on Minimum Public Interest Standards with attachment.
  • Statement of Paul A. La Camera
  • Statement of Newton N. Minow, dissenting to Recommendation 6: Improving the Quality of Political Discourse, in which Charles Benton, Frank M. Blythe, and James Yee join
  • Statement of Cass R. Sunstein, in which Charles Benton, Frank M. Blythe, Peggy Charren, Frank H. Cruz, Richard Masur, Newton N. Minow, Gigi B. Sohn, and Karen Peltz Strauss join
  • Statement of of Lois Jean White

Appendixes

  • Appendix A. Public Interest Programming and Community Service Certification Form
  • Appendix B. Model Voluntary Code of Conduct for Digital Television Broadcasters (with Letter From Office of the Assistant Attorney General)
  • Appendix C. Statement of Principles of Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • Appendix D. Innovative Approaches to Public Interest Responsibilities: A Comparative Analysis
  • Appendix E. History of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters
  • Appendix F. Executive Order No. 13038 and Charter of the Advisory Committee with PIAC Charter
  • Appendix G. Biographies of Advisory Committee Members


Posted 1/26/99
Last updated: 03 May 1999
AttachmentSize
recs.pdf2.74 MB