Jon from Center for Creative Voices in Media just send me an email about a public hearing in Los Angeles held by the FCC. Since it’s Friday and I’m exhausted, here’s the email:

Next Tuesday, October 3, the FCC will hold a public hearing in Los Angeles as part of its ongoing proceeding to potentially relax or eliminate limits on media ownership. Members of the public are invited to attend and make two minute statements via “open microphone” to the Commissioners.

I encourage those in the Los Angeles area to take advantage of this unique opportunity to speak directly
to all five FCC commissioners on media issues that concern you, such as ownership concentration, lack
of independently-produced programming, “indecency” regulation, and others.

The hearing will be divided into two sessions. The first session will consider issues related to the creative community and independent programming, and take place at the University of Southern California from 1:00pm-4:30pm. After a two hour break, the hearing will reconvene at 6:30 p.m. at El Segundo High School, where a second session will discuss the Los Angeles local media market. Seating is on a first- come, first-served basis.

More details are in the extended entry…

Public sessions on Tuesday, October 3:

Panel 1
Creative Community and Independent Programming
@ University of Southern California (USC) – Davidson Conference Center, Embassy Room :: 3415 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Panel 2
Los Angeles Local Media Market
@ El Segundo High School :: 640 Main Street, El Segundo, CA 90245