The Los Angeles Times reports that the Senate panel approved a bill that would delay the proposal to relax media rules, although Congress is unlikely to pass it. On December 3, PRWeek reported on the cable industry's outreach, halting a recent FCC bid that would exert more regulatory control over the industry.
“Lawmakers from both parties have complained that Martin is circumventing proper procedure in trying to allow companies to own a newspaper and broadcast station in the 20 largest
PRWeek recently covered the imminent XM-Sirius Satellite Radio merger, as opponents are amplifying efforts to block it. XM and Sirius may finally find out the fate of their plans today, if the Justice Department issues a ruling as is being rumored. A decision could be made before the closing bell on Wall Street
This week's news analysis focused on former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's memoir, What Happened, and the effect of disgruntled ex-staffers. Now, a House committee chairman is looking into the leak of Valerie Plame's CIA identity after recently published excerpts from McClellan's book, demanding transcripts of investigators' interviews with President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and five White House aides.