Hollings, Lott: 'We're Not Done Yet!'
US Senators Fritz Hollings (Byron Dorgan D-ND) and Trent Lott (R-MS) say the Federal Communications Commission's decision to relax some broadcast ownership rules isn't the end of the story.
Citing both his pending legislation and potential appropriations language to prevent the FCC's rule changes, Hollings - of Consumer Broadband and Digital Television Promotion Act fame - said, "The people, they want to be heard."
Hollings is the ranking member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee and much loved by Hollywood.
On March 13, he and Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) introduced bipartisan legislation to permanently codify a 35 cap on national broadcast media ownership and eliminate its future review by the FCC.
The Senate Commerce Committee was to continue its examination of media consolidation in a full committee hearing on June 4, when it was also to hear directly from the FCC Commissioners.