Bells vs. AT&T

By Daniel Lathrop

Telephone companies spend hundreds of millions to influence policy

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Communications Commission":

"… utspent chief rival AT&T in an attempt to win favor with Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and other government agencies.Combined, telecommunications companies have …"

Commentary: Profiteering from democracy

By Charles Lewis

In his January 1998 State of the Union address, after decrying the campaign-fund-raising "arms race," Preside

Excerpts from this story referencing "Communication":

"… e high cost of campaign commercials.“I will formally request the Federal Communications Commission act to provide free or reduced-cost television time for candid …"

"… us in this effort to strengthen our democracy.”Within 24 hours, Federal Communications Commission chairman William Kennard announced that the FCC would develop …"

"… nal backlash (”[T]he likes of which would not be pleasant to the Federal Communications Commission under any circumstances,” was the way Livingston described i …"

"… tical spenders answer our questions: AT&T/Liberty Media (formerly Tele-Communications, Inc.) chairman John Malone, Viacom’s Sumner Redstone, Seagram Co., Ltd …"