S. 967 -- Pre-packaged News Stories

May 12, 2005

253 SR
Senate Commerce Committee Co-Chairmen Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) have scheduled a Full Committee hearing on Thursday, May 12, 2005, at 10a.m., on S. 967 and issues related to the broadcast of prepacked news stories produced by government agencies.
Click here for video of this hearing.

Witnesses are listed below.


Minority Statement

  • Daniel K. Inouye


Witness Panel 1

  • The Honorable Jonathan S. Adelstein

    Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Mr. Austin Schlick

    Acting General Counsel
    Federal Communications Commission

Witness Panel 2

  • Ms. Susan Poling

    Managing Associate General Counsel
    U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • Mr. Douglas Simon

    President and CEO
    D S Simon Productions Inc.
  • Ms. Barbara Cochran

    Radio-Television News Directors Association
  • Ms. Judith Turner Phair

    President & CEO
    Public Relations Society of America