Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin will review a contentious media ownership study that a former agency lawyer had said was destroyed. Martin said he and his staff were unaware of the study, which suggested that looser limits on media mergers would hurt local television news coverage. But he added that it brought up matters relevant to the commission's media ownership proceeding, which began in July, and he planned to include the study in the agency's body of data that will be reviewed.
FCC to Review Media Study
September 18, 2006
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