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MEDIA EXECUTIVE CLEARS THE AIR To the editor: As the president of Tribune Broadcasting, I have closely followed the issues surrounding the Federal Communications Commission’s recent announcement on media deregulation. The regulations themselves are complex and difficult even for industry experts to understand. The debate following the FCC’s action has been emotional and, at times, confusing. The June 2 edition of Legal Timescarries an op-ed piece written by Amitai Etzioni and Elizabeth Tulis [" No Talk of the Town," Page 51] that may add to that confusion. Near the end of the article, the authors claim that “Mullen admits that his company likes monopolies.” This statement is flatly wrong; Tribune has never taken such a position, and I have never said anything like what is described in the article. Tribune understands that a competitive media environment is good for consumers everywhere. The company also believes that the previous regulations regarding media ownership were outdated and did not reflect the current highly competitive media environment — one in which consumers have more choices for news, information, and entertainment than ever. We are convinced that readers, listeners, and viewers across the country will benefit greatly from the new regulations, which allow separate media businesses owned by the same company to cooperate as never before. That has certainly been our experience in the markets where we own both a newspaper and a television station; we have expanded the volume of our news programming and believe that the quality of our on-air news product has gotten even better. The debate surrounding the FCC’s actions may continue for some time. It is important that your readers understand clearly where Tribune stands. Patrick Mullen President Tribune Broadcasting Chicago

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