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Your Call: The Telecommunications Act and the state of the media


On the April 15th edition of Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll discuss the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and media consolidation.

In 1983, 50 corporations controlled almost 90 percent of the media. Today, just six companies control almost everything we see, hear, and read. How has the concentration of media ownership impacted journalism and media democracy? Join the conversation, on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Tim Karr, campaign director of Free Press

Leslie Savan, journalist and author

Tim Redmond, journalist and founder of 48 Hills

Web Site:

48 Hills

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