Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) today announced additional details for the Full Committee's "Open Forum on Decency". The Forum will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2005 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Room 50 on the ground floor of the Dirksen Building. Representatives from a wide variety of groups, including cable, broadcasting, and other content industries, are expected to attend to discuss the many issues surrounding decency.
The Forum will be open to the public and the press.
The following representatives are expected to attend:
Kevin Martin, Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
Matt Polka, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Cable Association
Kyle McSlarrow, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dr. Frank Wright, President, National Religious Broadcasters
Bruce Reese, Joint Board Chairman, National Association of Broadcasters Preston Padden, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Government Affairs, The Walt Disney Company
Alan Wurtzel, President, Research and Media Development, NBC Networks Martin Franks, Executive Vice President, CBS
Lee Bartlett, Executive Vice President, Fox Broadcasting Company
Dr. Paul Crouch Sr., President, Trinity Broadcasting Network
Dan Fawcett, Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, DIRECTV
David Moskowitz, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Echostar Satellite LLC Steve Largent, President and Chief Executive Officer, CTIA-The Wireless Association
Jessica Marventano, Senior Vice President, Clear Channel Communications Bill Bailey, Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs, XM Radio Inc.
Jack Valenti, Motion Picture Association of America
David G. Kinney, Chief Executive Officer, PSVratings, Inc.
Jim Dyke, Executive Director, TV Watch
Tim Winter, Executive Director, Parents Television Council
Brent Bozell, President, Parents Television Council
Roberta Combs, President, Christian Coalition of America
Doug Lowenstein, President, Entertainment Software Association
Joey Pantoliano, Co-President, The Creative Coalition
Ed Merlis, Senior VP for Government and Regulatory Affairs, United States Telephone Association
Jim Steyer, Chief Executive Officer, Common Sense Media
Lisa Fager, President and Co-Founder, Industry Ears