A Bibliography of Selected Recent Articles on Telecommunications Law, Legislation, and Policy



Telecommunications Act of 1996

Childs, Kelvin.
"Action for Freedom in the Courts." (U.S. Supreme Court FirstAmendment rulings) Editor & Publisher v131, n1 (Jan 3, 1998):20 (2 pages).

Dugan,R.E.; Souza,J.; Cash,T. V.
"Cycles, A Crystal Ball, And The Telecommunications Act Of 1996 - Been There, Done That." Journal Of Academic Librarianship, 1996 Nov, V22 N6:457-461.

Gruenwald, Juliana.
"Beleaguered '96 Overhaul Hits Another Snag." Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report v56, n8 (Feb 21, 1998):438.

Gruley, Bryan; Simons, John; Wilke, John R.
"Is This Really What Congress Had in Mind with the Telecom Act?" (SBC-Ameritech deal sparks debate over big mergers fostered by deregulation; Nobody's got a clear vision.' ) (Government Activity) Wall Street Journal, n94 (Tue, May 12, 1998):A1(W), A1(E), col 6, 48 col in.

Hammond, Allen S., IV.
"The Telecommunications Act of 1996: Codifying the Digital Divide." Federal Communications Law Journal v50, n1 (Dec, 1997):179-214.

Kurtin, Owen D.
"Everything That Communicates Must Converge; the Merging of Technology and Services and the Growth of the 'Net Raise Thorny Legal Issues." National Law Journal v20, n34 (Mon, April 20, 1998):B12, col 1, 59 col in.

McLaughlin, Laurianne.
"Telecom Reform." (promise of lower rates, more choices has not materialized) (includes related article on FCC Chairman William Kennard's efforts to increase competition) (Industry Trend or Event) PC World v16, n2 (Feb, 1998):58 (5 pages).

Mundy, Alicia.
"HDTV Or Else" (Mediaweek Report: Television Stations) MEDIAWEEK v8, n14 (April 6, 1998):22 (6 pages).

Munro, Neil.
"The Fight to Get on Top of Your TV Set." (1996 Telecommunications Reform Act) National Journal v30, n16 (April 18, 1998):884.

Prieger, James.
"Universal Service and the Telecommunications Act of 1996: The Fact After the Act." Telecommunications Policy v21, n1 (Feb, 1998):57 (15 pages).

Victor, Kirk.
"Call Waiting." (Telecommunications Act of 1996) National Journal v30, n5 (Jan 31, 1998):234 (4 pages).

Yang, Catherine.
"Telecom: Congress Should Reform Its Reform. (Telecommunications Act of 1996) (Government Activity) , n3560 (Jan 12, 1998):40.

Digital TV (DTV)/Direct Broadcast Satellite TV (DBS)

[see also: Broadcasting and the Public Interest]

Brinkley, Joel.
"Ready or Not, Here Comes HDTV: But the Industry's Vision is Still Far From Focused." (high-definition television) (Company Business and Marketing) New York Times v147 (Mon, April 6, 1998):C1(N), D1(L), col 2, 42 col in.

Colman, Price
"Digital Cable: When, Not If: Most Estimates Say Digital Will Replace Advanced Analog Within Seven to 10 years." Broadcasting & Cable No. 18, Vol. 128 (May 4, 1998) Pg. 42

Crandall, Robert W.
"Competition and Regulation in the US Video Market." Telecommunications Policy v21, n7 (August, 1997):649 (12 pages).

"The Debate on the Future of Television" [Benton Foundation briefing]
http://www.benton.org/Policy/TV/debate.html

Eisenberg, Anne.
"Digital Dilemma." (switch of television broadcasting to the digital format seen as a battle between TV broadcasting companies and the computer industry) Scientific American v278, n3 (March, 1998):15 (2 pages).

Glidden, Rob and Jeff Mace.
"The TV PC: Merging the Television and the Personal Computer Will Take Some Compromises, Both in Technology and Standards." (2001: PCs in the New Millennium) (Industry Trend or Event)(Cover Story) PC Magazine v17, n11 (June 9, 1998):104.

Gloede, W.F.
"The Digital TV Debate." (government plans to use digital television licenses to pressure broadcasters are wrong) (Editorial) MEDIAWEEK v7, n12 (March 24, 1997):20.

"Going Digital: From Zero to One."
[CPB Special Report] http://www.cpb.org/library/features/godigital/index.html

Gruenwald, Juliana.
"Panel Approves Bill to Promote Competition for Cable TV." (House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property) Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report v56, n12 (March 21, 1998):745.

Higgins, John M.
"What's So Great About Digital? TBS Chairman Terry McGuirk (Cable '98; Cover Story; Interview) Broadcasting & Cable No. 18, Vol. 128 (May 4, 1998) Pg. 30;

Jones, Janice.
"Projecting the Television Audience in the Digital Future."
[CPB Research Paper] http://www.cpb.org/library/presentations/esomar.html

Koprowski, Gene.
"Future of Digital TV Distorted by Government Interference." (Federal Communications Commission) Insight on the News v13, n32 (Sept 1, 1997):42.

McConnell, Chris.
"DTV: Must Carry, the Sequel." (Cover Story) Broadcasting & Cable v128, n10 (March 9, 1998):44 (2 pages).

McConnell, Chris.
"FCC Eyes Cable/DBS Ownership Ban." (Federal Communications Commission, direct broadcast satellite) Broadcasting & Cable v128, n8 (Feb 23, 1998):13.

Mowry, Clayton.
"In the Public Interest." (Commentary on the burden of governmentally-impoised public interest obligations on direct-to-home satellite content providers) Satellite Communications Jul 1997 v21n7

Mundy, Alicia; Consoli, John; Cooper, Jim.
"Cable in the Crosshairs: Congress Keeps Close Tabs on Rates, on HDTV and on New Digital Tiers." (high definition television) MEDIAWEEK v8, n18 (May 4, 1998):4 (2 pages).

Mundy, Alicia.
"HDTV or Else." (Mediaweek Report: Television Stations) MEDIAWEEK v8, n14 (April 6, 1998):22 (6 pages).

Mundy, Alicia.
"HDTV Sends Shock Waves Over the Political Spectrum." (high definition television) MEDIAWEEK v8, n15 (April 13, 1998):16.

Pool, Ithiel de Sola.
"Direct-broadcast Satellites and Cultural Integrity." Society v35, n2 (Jan-Feb, 1998):140 (12 pages).

Stern, Christopher.
"FCC Reveals Face of Digital Broadcasting." (Federal Communications Commission assigns digital channel allocations to TV stations) Variety v370, n2 (Feb 23, 1998):168.

V-Chip and TV Ratings

Albiniak, Paige.
"Ratings Get Revamped: Networks, Except for NBC, Agree to Add Content Labels." (includes related articles on the rating system and the V-chip) Broadcasting & Cable v127, n29 (July 14, 1997):4 (3 pages).

Barrett, Amy.
"TV Ratings: How Politics Undermined Parents." (television rating system to be determined by television executives rather than parents)(Column) Business Week, n3508 (Dec 30, 1996):43.

Browning, Graeme.
"Big Brother May Get His Big Chance." (technological attempts to prevent crime) National Journal v28, n38 (Sept 21, 1996):2037.

Cantor, Joanne.
"Ratings for Program Content: The Role of Research Findings." Children and Television) Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science v557 (May, 1998):54 (16 pages).

Dessart, G.
"Reflections On The V-Chip." Television Quarterly, 1996, V28 N3:37-40.

Diamond, Edwin; Lavagnino, Doria; Zimmerman, Craig.
"Big Media turn Against Big Media ... as America's Culture Wars Rage." (public desire for TV show ratings and regulation of popular culture) National Journal v28, n51-52 (Dec 21, 1996):2754 (2 pages).

Flynn, Laurie J.
"V-chip and Ratings are Close to Giving Parents New Power." (Technology Information) New York Times v147 (Thu, April 2, 1998):D6(N), G6(L), col 1, 27 col in.

Gladwell, Malcolm.
"Chip Thrills: There's More to TV Than V. There's Also T." (effects of V-chip, violence on television, amount of time children spend watching TV) (Column) New Yorker v72, n43 (Jan 20, 1997):7 (2 pages).

Griffin, Al.
"The V-chip: Sanitized Television for a Saner Millennium?" (Telecommunications Act of 1996)(Column) Films in Review v47, n9-10 (Sept-Oct, 1996):78 (2 pages).

Gunther, Marc.
"The Bureaucrats' Favorite Gizmo." (V-chip) Fortune v137, n8 (April 27, 1998):64 (2 pages).

Hilgart, Art.
"Stuff a Gag in the V-chip." (censorship of television) Humanist v57, n5 (Sept-Oct, 1997):3.

Kunkel, Dale.
"Why Content, Not the Age of Viewers, Should Control What Children Watch on TV." (evaluation of the V-chip television rating system) Chronicle of Higher Education v43, n21 (Jan 31, 1997):B4 (2 pages).

Maines, Patrick D.
"The New Censorship." (federal regulation designed to protect children goes too far)(Column) Editor & Publisher v129, n37 (Sept 14, 1996):48 (2 pages).

Mifflin, Lawrie.
"F.C.C. Approves Ratings System for TV; Sets with Blockers Will be on Market Within a Year." (television program ratings system; televisionsequipped with v-chip) (National Pages) New York Times v147 (Fri, March 13, 1998):A14(N), A16(L), col 1, 17 col in.

Parker, Richard.
"Screening a la Carte."(television censorship and the V chip)(Pluralism and the V-Chip) American Prospect, n36 (Jan-Feb, 1998):51 (3 pages).

Petley, Julian.
"It May Be Hi-Tech, It Ain't Sense." (v-chip that will stop the children from viewing unsuitable TV programs) Index on Censorship v25, n3 (May-June, 1996):184 (5 pages).

Shiver, Jube, Jr.
"FCC Expected to Order the V-chip in New TVs by 2000." (Government Activity) Los Angeles Times v117, n102 (Thu, March 12, 1998):D1, col 6, 18 col in.

Stern, Christopher.
"V-chip Getting Ready for Debut in 1999." (FCC laws) Variety v370, n4 (March 9, 1998):40.

Wasserman, H.
"Second-Best Solution: The First Amendment, Broadcast Indecency, and The V-Chip." Northwestern University Law Review, 1997 Spring, V91 N3:1190-1230.

Media Monopoly

Bagdikian, Ben H.
"The Media Monopoly. (control over mass media by a small group of companies) Television Quarterly v28, n4 (Fall, 1996):29 (12 pages).

Bogart, Leo.
"Consumer Games." (negative influence of international monopolistic media companies over culture and society) Index on Censorship v23, n4-5 (Sept-Oct, 1994):14 (4 pages).

Brown, Sara.
"The Big Get Bigger." (television station groups) Broadcasting & Cable v128, n14 (April 6, 1998):8 (2 pages).

Farrell, Christopher.
"Media Control is Narrowing; Should We Worry?" (competition and monopolies in mass media)(Column) Business Week, n3437 (August 14, 1995):37.

Freeman, Neal B.
"Populism + Telecommunications = Global Democracy." (how mergers between telephone companies and the cable television industry are changing the future of international communication and information services) National Review v45, n22 (Nov 15, 1993):50 (2 pages).

Goldstein, Tom.
Playing Monopoly with the Media."(the merger struggle between Viacom Inc., QVC Network Inc., and Paramount Communications Inc. and the continuing decline in the number of independent media voices) (Column) New York Times v143 (Fri, Dec 10, 1993):A19 NpA35(L), col 3, 18 col in.

Green, Philip.
"American Television and Consumer Democracy." Dissent v45, n2 (Spring, 1998):49 (9 pages).

Kanell, Michael E.
"Telecommunications 'Convergence' Returns." The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, June 28, 1998; BUSINESS; Pg. 01R

Kitman, Marvin.
"Phone and Cable Sharks Merge in a Feeding Frenzy." Newsday,(June 29, 1998) PART II; Page B23 June 29, 1998

Miller, Mark Crispin.
"TV: The Nature of the Beast." (concentration of power in broadcasting) (The National Entertainment State)(Cover Story) Nation v266, n21 (June 8, 1998):11 (3 pages).

Mills, Mike
"Making the Connection; AT&T Revives Debate Over One Wire for All Communications Needs." The Washington Post, June 27, 1998, FINANCIAL; Pg. E01

Mills, Mike
" The Telecom Big Top; Firms Old and New Jockey for Position on Fiber-Optic High Wire." The Washington Post, May 24, 1998, FINANCIAL; Pg. H01

Noam, Eli M.; Freeman, Robert N.
"The Media Monopoly and Other Myths." Television Quarterly v29, n1 (Wntr, 1997):18 (6 pages).

Rowse, Arthur E.
"A Lobby the Media Won't Touch." (the media lobby itself)(Cover Story) (Industry Overview) Washington Monthly v30, n5 (May, 1998):8 (6 pages).

Silverstein, Ken.
"His Biggest Tkeover: How Murdoch Bought Washington." (Rupert Murdoch's lobbying)(The National Entertainment State)(Cover Story)(Industry Overview) Nation v266, n21 (June 8, 1998):18 (7 pages).

"To Free the World: George Gerbner Wants to Save Us From the Global Media Monopoly." (Interview) Utne Reader, n79 (Jan-Feb, 1997):80 (2 pages).

Victor, Kirk.
"Media Monsters." (fear of giving corporations too much control over media leads to some ownership restrictions in new telecommunications law) National Journal v28, n9 (March 2, 1996):480 (5 pages).

Books/Reports on Media Monoply

Bagdikian, Ben H.
The Media Monopoly. 3rd ed. Boston: Beacon Press, 1990.

Dahlgren, Peter.
Television and the Public Sphere: Citizenship, Democracy, and the Media. London; Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1995.

Gerbner, George, Hamid Mowlana, Herbert I. Schiller, eds.
Invisible Crises: What Conglomerate Control of Media Means for America and the World. Boulder, CO.: Westview Press, c1996.

Mazzocco, Dennis W.
Networks of Power: Corporate TV's Threat to Democracy. Boston, MA: South End Press, c1994.

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopolies, and Business Rights.
Examining the Effects of Megamergers in the Telecommunications Industry: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopolies, and Business Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress,First Session: QVC Network, Inc., and Viacom, Inc., forParamount Communications, Inc., and the Merger ofTele-Communications, Inc., and Liberty Media Corp. into BellAtlantic Corp., October 27, November 16, and December 16, 1993. Washington : U.S. G.P.O, 1995. S. hrg.; 103-850

Broadcasting and the Public Interest

"DTV Public Interest Obligations." (digital television) Broadcasting and the Law v26, n11 (Nov, 1997):5 (2 pages).

Grossman, Lawrence K.
"How to Escape From a Highway Robbery." (plan to give television broadcasters more space on public airwaves)(Column) Columbia Journalism Review v36, n3 (Sept-Oct, 1997):58.

Hundt, Reed.
"A Letter to the Industry." (reconciling the commercial and public-interest objectives of broadcasting)(Transcript) Broadcasting & Cable v125, n41 (Oct 9, 1995):87.

Jaquet, Janine.
"Taking Back the People's Air: Revive the Public Interest Doctrine - Now that We Need It More Than Ever." (broadcasting)(The National Entertainment State)(Cover Story) Nation v266, n21 (June 8, 1998):13 (3 pages).

Mowry, Clayton.
"In the Public Interest." (Commentary on the burden of governmentally-impoised public interest obligations on direct-to-home satellite content providers) Satellite Communications Jul 1997 v21n7

Knoll, Erwin.
"Conflict of Interest." (Public Broadcasting System refuses to air controversial TV documentaries) (Editorial) Progressive v57, n3 (March, 1993):4.

Mundy, Alicia.
"In Whose Interest?: Gore Parley Marked by Conflicting Agendas." (Vice President Albert Gore) (Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television)(Brief Article) MEDIAWEEK v7, n46 (Dec 8, 1997):4 (2 pages).

Mundy, Alicia.
"The Snore Commission: The Debate Over Public Service and TV is Sidestepping the Advisory Group Created to Lead It." (Gore Commission on the Public Interest Obligations of Broadcasters)(Column) MEDIAWEEK v8, n17 (April 27, 1998):16 (2 pages).

Mundy, Alicia.
"Whose Ox Gets Gored?" (reactions vary to Vice President Al Gore's description of the administration's views on broadcasting and the public interest) MEDIAWEEK v7, n6 (Feb 10, 1997):6 (2 pages).

Pool, Ithiel de Sola.
"Direct-broadcast Satellites and Cultural Integrity." Society v35, n2 (Jan-Feb, 1998):140 (12 pages).

Public Access Cable

Aufderheide, Patricia.
"Underground Cable: A Survey of Public Access Programming. Afterimage v22, n1 (Summer, 1994):5 (3 pages).

Collins, Scott.
"Mixed Signals." (changing status of public access television) Los Angeles Times v113 (Thu, April 21, 1994):J15, col 2, 38 col in.

Johnson, Sally.
"Grass-roots Television on the Cheap." (public-access television) New York Times v139 (Sat, March 31, 1990):48(L), col 4, 20 col in.

McConnell, Chris.
"High Court Hears Access Arguments: Cable System Restriction on Public-leased-access Channels Comes Under Scrutiny." (Supreme Court says First Amendment applies to suspected indecent programs on public cable) Broadcasting & Cable v126, n9 (Feb 26, 1996):42.

Roberts, Jason.
"Public Access: Fortifying the Electronic Soapbox." (cable television) Federal Communications Law Journal v47, n1 (Oct, 1994):123-152.

Sharpe, Anita.
"Borrowed Time; Public-access Stations Have a Problem: Cable Companies Don't Want Them Any More." (Television) Wall Street Journal (Fri, Sept 9, 1994):R12(W), col 1, 25 col in.

Public Television

Albiniak, Paige.
"Commercial, Without Commercials: Duggan Reinvents PBS with a Goal of Self-sufficiency for the Service." (includes related article on new officers at PBS) Broadcasting & Cable v127, n44 (Oct 27, 1997):20.

Aliniak, Paige; McConnell, Chris.
"Putting a Price on Public Service." (television broadcasters) Broadcasting & Cable v128, n14 (April 6, 1998):70 (5 pages).

"American Voices"
[Essays on the mission and future of public broadcasting] http://www.cpb.org/library/features/avoices/contents.html

Bennett, James R.; Lee, Christopher.
"Public Broadcasting in the United States: A Bibliography of Criticism." (part 2)(Bibliography) Journal of Popular Film and Television v24, n4 (Wntr, 1997):152 (11 pages).

Bennett, James R.
"The Public Broadcasting Service: Censorship, Self-Censorship, and the Struggle for Independence." Journal of Popular Film and Television v24, n4 (Wntr, 1997):177 (5 pages).

Croteau, David.
The Political Diversity of Public Television: Polysemy, the Public Sphere, and the Conservative Critique of PBS. Columbia, SC: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, c1996.

Engelman, Ralph.
Public Radio and Television in America: A Political History. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, c1996.

Fleming, Heather.
"Billy's Re-do Agenda." (House Telecommunications Subcommittee chairman Bill Tauzin)(Cover Story)(Interview) Broadcasting & Cable v127, n21 (May 19, 1997):24 (5 pages).

"The Future of Public Broadcasting" [CPB briefing]
http://www.cpb.org/future/index.html

Goodman, Walter.
"Perils of Nonprofit Profits: Et Tu, Tinky Winky?" (Living Arts Pages) New York Times v147 (Thu, April 23, 1998):B5(N), E2(L), col 1, 22 col in

Griffiths, Victoria
"Why PBS is Still the Only Show in Town: Television in the US." Financial Times (London), July 4, 1998, ARTS; Pg. 07

Horowitz, David and Laurence Jarvik, ed.
Public Broadcasting and the Public Trust. Los Angeles, CA: Center for the Study of Popular Culture, c1995.

Hoyt, Mike.
"If PBS Won't Do It...." (controversial PBS programs) Columbia Journalism Review v36, n6 (March-April, 1998):63.

Jarvik, Laurence Ariel.
PBS, Behind the Screen. Rocklin, CA: Forum, c1997.

Ledbetter, James.
Made Possible By-- : The Death of Public Broadcasting in the United States. London; New York: Verso, 1997.

Ledbetter, James.
"Public Broadcasting Sells. (Out?)" (Cover Story) Nation v265, n18 (Dec 1, 1997):11 (3 pages).

McGraw, Dan.
"Is PBS Too Commercial?" U.S. News & World Report v124, n23 (June 15, 1998):42 (3 pages).

Minow, Newton N.; LaMay, Craig L.
"Public Television Needs More Than Virtue." (reasons for justifying advertising on public broadcasting stations and programs)(Column) New York Times v147, sec3 (Sun, Jan 11, 1998):BU10(N), BU10(L), col 1, 18 col in.

Mundy, Alicia.
"Public TV's Purple Haze." (financing public television)MEDIAWEEK v7, n32 (Sept 1, 1997):18 (3 pages).

Raboy, Marc.
"Public Broadcasting and the Global Framework of MediaDemocratization." (Special Issue on Communications and Cultural Environment) Gazette v60, n2 (April, 1998):167 (14 pages).

Siegel, Seth M.
"How Teletubbies Killed PBS." Brandweek v39, n21 (May 25, 1998):16.

Tracey, Michael.
The Decline and Fall of Public Service Broadcasting. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.
The Future of Public Broadcasting: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, September 12, 1995. Washington: U.S. G.P.O, 1995.

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