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Audio File: FCC Commissioners Speak at Media Town Hall.

This Evening, June 24, 2004, a Town Hall was held at the Portland Convention Center entitled "The Portland Town Hall On the Future of the Media. This event began at 5:30, and as I write this at 10:30, the public testimony is still being aired on Community Television, channel 30.
An ambitious project, presented by Free Press, in partnership with the City Club of Portland; the Communication Workers of America, Local 7901; Jobs WIth Justice; the Money in Politics Research Project; the Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission; and the American Federation of Musicians, Local 99
This first part of the event was moderated by Jo Ann Bowman, who introduced two FCC Commissioners, Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein. This is a 20 minute file of the remarks by the two Commissioners. Many other people spoke, and later I'll hopefully be able to post more of what others had to say about the dangers faced by our Democracy due to media consolidation.

FCC Commissioners Copps and Adelstein

Earlier in the week I posted remarks made by several people at the Media Conference, held last Sarturday afternoon at Portland State University. These audio files can be found at
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