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Is FCC Chairman Kevin Martin trying to pull a fast one in Pennsylvania?

He has just revealed last-minute details for a daytime FCC hearing on media ownership in Harrisburg. Here's the shocker: The meeting is in three days -- on Friday, February 23.

The Chairman neglected to give the public enough advance notice to attend this public hearing, including failing to announce the location of the event until the last moment. Why? Maybe he's afraid of what you might have to say about media consolidation.

Let Martin hear your concerns. Please come to Friday's FCC hearing:

Date: Friday, Feb. 23, 2007
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Venue: Whitaker Center, Sunoco Performance Theater
Address: 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, Pa. (Click here for directions)

Take time out of your busy schedule to join us in Harrisburg and let Chairman Martin know that the public won't be overlooked or ignored. We need hundreds of concerned citizens from across Pennsylvania to speak out in response to the FCC's plans to change the rules so a few big companies can swallow up more local media outlets.

Your input at the hearing will help shape the future of our media. The hearing is free and open to the public and will feature an open microphone session for you tell the FCC how the media are serving your community.

Tell us whether you plan to attend the Harrisburg hearing

The Harrisburg event is the third of six proposed hearings. Thousands attended the first two official hearings in Los Angeles and Nashville. They overwhelmingly expressed their opposition to any rule changes that would let Big Media companies get even bigger.

Make your voice heard. Join us on Feb. 23.

Onward,

Amanda Ballantyne
Field Organizer
Free Press
www.freepress.net

1. For more information on Friday's hearings, visit StopBigMedia.com Coalition's Harrisburg hearing page.

2. Four members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation complained that the Chairman neglected to provide the public with enough advance notice for these hearings on media consolidation. Read their letter to Chairman Martin

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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