Good News From CPB Hearings...

CauseNet for July 23, 2004

On Thursday, Celia Wexler, Common Cause's vice president for advocacy, attended crucial meeting of the Senate Commerce Committee when Senators approved Chairman John McCain's (R-AZ) bill to reauthorize the CPB, without adding any harmful amendments. In another pro-reform move, the Commerce Committee approved legislation sponsored by Senators McCain and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), that would permit the growth of low-power FM radio stations throughout the country. The vote was a victory for the cause of localism and the priorities of community groups, and a rare defeat for the powerful National Association of Broadcasters.

You can click on the following link to read the complete report from Celia posted on our website:

We continue to keep fighting to uphold the ideas of visionaries such as Common Cause founder, John Gardner who promoted the idea of a public broadcasting system free to present hard-hitting investigative journalism without the threat of political or corporate pressure.