Powell and Ferree: Where Are They Next?

Posted by Mitchell - March 14, 2005 (entry 289)

Two announcements were made today with regards to two high-ranking soon-to-be-former FCC staff: Michael Powell will follow in the footsteps of the two previous FCC chairs to join a think tank.

Meanwhile, FCC's outgoing media bureau chief Ken Ferree will become the Chief Operating Officer of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for some reason. That almost beats the dispatch last week from the can-you-believe-this department where Ken Ferree raises the white flag on the media ownership rules fight.

Update It's official: Someone whom CMA has met firsthand (scroll down to second photo) is being tapped to head the FCC. Plus, Bob has some words to say about the appointment, especially the very end.

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