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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 29, 2012
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NAB Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Reviewing Media Ownership Rules

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to the Supreme Court's decision today declining to review broadcasters' appeals regarding the FCC's media ownership rules, the following statement may be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

"We're disappointed the Supreme Court declined to review rules that limit local broadcasters' ability to compete with our national and multinational pay programming competitors. NAB will continue to advocate for modernizing ownership rules that stem from an era of 'I Love Lucy'."

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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.