Rapid City Memories: Chicago Media Activists Embark on Road-Trip to South Dakota to Face the FCC

Posted by Mitchell - July 13, 2004 (entry 209)

(originally published in the July 2004 issue of Third Coast Press)
By Mitchell Szczepanczyk

This is my recount of a trip I made to South Dakota to attend a May 2004 hearing held by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and how that hearing and that trip is important to Chicagoans and citizens nationwide. But first, some background.

As many Third Coast Press readers may know, the FCC--led by market dogmatist Michael Powell (Colin Powell

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