WAMC Speakers Corner
1:11 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Ask the Commissioner: The FCC's Jonathan Adelstein - Live at the Linda, 3/25/08

Ask the Commissioner

Albany, NY – In a 25-minute speech, followed by a Q & A with WAMC President Alan Chartock, FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein defined what he sees as the trend toward media consolidation in America today. Among the topics he discussed were media mergers, internet based media, and the move from analog to digital television. "I'm afraid in February of 2009, when the transition is scheduled to take place, we could have a bit of a meltdown," he said. "Nothing in America makes people madder than their televisions going dark."