Actors, Musicians Oppose U.S. Media Consolidation

Actors, Musicians Oppose U.S. Media Consolidation 1Hollywood actors, producers and musicians on Tuesday crowded into a Federal Communications Commission hearing to clamor for the retention of curbs on the growth and power of big media conglomerates.

The five FCC commissioners, who are considering overhauling ownership limits, found themselves center stage as participants, ranging from Mike Mills, bassist for the rock band R.E.M., to “Rockford Files” producer Stephen Cannell, criticized media mergers they said were drowning out independent voices.
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