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April 3, 2006
Dennis Wharton
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FCC Commissioner Michael Copps to Join Regulatory Face-OFF at NAB2006

--Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate Will Also Participate on Panel--

WASHINGTON, DC - The NAB announced today that FCC Commissioner Michael Copps will join Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate at the NAB2006 Regulatory Face-off, in Las Vegas April 25.

The session, part of the Business, Law & Regulation Conference at NAB2006, will feature all three FCC commissioners as they discuss current regulatory topics facing broadcasters.

Copps is serving his second term as FCC commissioner.He was sworn in for his first term on May 31, 2001.He served until January 2001 as assistant secretary of commerce for trade development at the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was previously deputy assistant secretary of commerce for basic industries. Copps came to Washington in 1970, and joined the staff of Senator Ernest Hollings (D-SC) where he served for over a dozen years as chief of staff. He has also held positions at a Fortune 500 company and at a major trade association. Before coming to Washington, Copps was a professor of U.S. History at Loyola University of the South. Copps received a B.A. from Wofford College and earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

NAB2006 will take place April 22 - 27, 2006 in Las Vegas (exhibits open April 24). It is the world's largest electronic media show covering the development, delivery and management of professional video and audio content across all media.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of more than 8,300 free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts. Information about NAB can be found at


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