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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 22, 2011
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NAB Statement on FCC NPRM Regarding Media Ownership Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on media ownership rules, NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued the following statement:

"NAB supports elimination of the broadcast/newspaper cross-ownership rules, because we believe journalism jobs could be saved under that scenario. We also support relief from TV duopoly rules to help sustain news and public affairs programming at struggling TV stations. Given the explosion of media outlets, we believe nearly 40-year-old ownership rules that restrict free and local broadcasting ought to be reformed to reflect today's hyper-competitive marketplace."

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