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photoThe FCC plans to sharply relax its rules on media ownership - a move which would enable increased cross-ownership of media outlets. But critics say the move threatens the diversity of ideas, news, and analysis that is so central to American democracy.

Guests:

Michael Copps, FCC Commissioner

John Nichols, Political writer for The Nation and co-author of "Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media"

Brian Weimer, attorney for Skadden, Arps, representing Fox, CBS, and NBC

This program aired on January 28, 2003.

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