THE PUBLIC INTEREST, CONVENIENCE, OR NECESSITY: A DEAD STANDARD IN THE ERA OF BROADCAST DEREGULATION?
PACE LAW REVIEW
Vol. 10 No. 3 Page 661
Citation: 10 Pace L. Rev. 661 (1990)
Pace University School of Law
by Marc Sophos
Copyright © 1990 by the Pace Law Review; Marc Sophos
This is a lengthy work on the subject of broadcast deregulation, its excesses, and its effects. Although it was published in 1990, its relevance is even greater today than it was then: almost every week, one can read about new mega-mergers that create vast media conglomerates, resulting in an alarming degree of ownership concentration in the electronic mass media.
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Comments from prominent individuals about this article:
Mario Cuomo, Governor of New York (11/7/90):
Ervin S. Duggan, FCC Commissioner (10/29/90):