Michael Powell

  1. Kevin Martin Resigns From FCC

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST FCC chairman Kevin Martin (pictured) has resigned from his post as commissioner and chairman of the FCC effective Tuesday, Jan. 20. He made the announcement early this afternoon (Jan. 15); just days after hinting that he would stay on until his te ...

  2. Ex-FCC Chairman Powell Joins Providence Equity

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell has joined private equity firm Providence Equity Partners, which focuses on the media and communications sectors, as a senior advisor. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Federal Comm ...

  3. FCC Pulls Media Ownership Discussion

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission was forced to postpone its vote July 14 to begin crafting new regulations governing who can own which media properties and where they can own them after the commi WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  4. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Bush administration has announced that it has picked Kevin J. Martin to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Under congressional rules, since the Republican Martin has be WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Bush administration ha ...

  5. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Republican replaces Michael Powell. Republican replaces Michael Powell. News Michael Powell ...

  6. Kevin Martin Named FCC Chairman

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Republican replaces Michael Powell. The Bush administration has announced that it has picked Kevin J. Martin to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Under congressional rules, since the Republican Martin has been a sittin ...

  7. Cheers, Tears For Powell As He Exits FCC

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell thought it would be easy, but in the end saying goodbye to the government agency he's served for seven years was anything but. Without much su WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  8. FCC Chairman Michael Powell To Step Down

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell is stepping down, exiting his post in early March. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Mic ...

  9. Broadcasters Rejoin Must-carry Fray

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Broadcasters are waging a last-minute campaign to persuade the Federal Communications Commission to require cable operators to carry all of their digital TV offerings whether they consist of several c WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- B ...

  10. FCC Chairman Michael Powell To Step Down

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell is expected to step down today (Jan. 21), the FCC confirms. After four years at the top of the Federal Communications Commission, chairman Michael Powell ...

  11. Behind the Deal: FCC Indecency Lessons

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST In addition to paying fines, Emmis Communications and Clear Channel Communications must also teach certain employees -- on-air talent and those who materially participate in programming decisions -- a Cash contributions to the U.S. Treasury totali ...

  12. Elections And FCC: Expect "Ramp Up" On Indecency

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some Federal Communications Commission staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the ind The re-election of President George ...

  13. Elections And FCC: Expect 'Ramp Up' On Indecency

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The re-election of President George W. Bush, coupled with the return of Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.), signal to some FCC staffers that there will be a "ramp up" on the indecency issue, resulting in mor The re-election of President George ...

  14. FCC's Powell Makes DTV Pitch

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission is injecting itself into another NFL halftime show, only this time it's not cracking down on a "wardrobe malfunction," but is attempting to sell the nation on dig WASHINGTON ( The Hollywood Repo ...

  15. FCC Launches TV-Violence Probe

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is launching an inquiry into the effect excessively violent broadcast TV programming has on children. WASHINGTON (Hollywood Reporter)--The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is l ...

  16. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  17. Cable Execs Decry FCC 'Censorship'

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission is determined to continue cracking down on indecent programming, criticism from cable operators notwithstanding. NEW ORLEANS (Hollywood Reporter)--The Federal Communications Commission is determined to continu ...

  18. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  19. FCC Chief Calls Halftime Show 'A New Low'

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday that the Super Bowl halftime show was "a new low for prime-time television." The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission told lawmakers Wednesday th ...

  20. Broadcast Indecency Hearings Set For Wednesday

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and the body's four commissioners are slated to serve as witnesses tomorrow (Feb. 10) at hearings in both the Senate and the House on tougher Federal Communications Commission chairman ...

  21. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...

  22. FCC Chairman 'Outraged' Over Superbowl Halftime

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell has called for "an immediate investigation" of an incident during the MTV-produced half-time show at last night's (Feb. 1) Super Bowl in Houst Federal Communications Commissi ...