June 11, 2009 |
Two days before the nation's television stations switch off their analog signals, the acting chairman of the Federal Communications Commission visited Los Angeles to warn that too many Southern California residents still weren't ready for the change Friday to all-digital TV broadcasts. Michael J. Copps said he feared that as many as 20% of households in major U.S. cities still rely on over-the-air analog broadcasts.
December 14, 2005 |
Congress should consider a bill to curb sex and obscenity on television even after cable TV companies Monday said they planned to offer packages of family-friendly channels, a member of the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday. "I don't think we're anywhere near the point where we can say we don't need legislation," Commissioner Michael J. Copps, a Democrat, said at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing in Washington. "Let's keep pushing."
November 10, 2005 |
President Bush on Wednesday nominated Tennessee utility regulator Deborah Taylor Tate to fill a long vacant Republican seat on the Federal Communications Commission, while at the same time naming Michael J. Copps to retain his Democratic seat at the agency. If confirmed by the Senate, Tate and Copps would restore a 3-2 Republican majority at the FCC, clearing the way for agency Chairman Kevin J.
April 4, 2004
Regarding "The Zipping Point" by Patrick Goldstein (March 28), please allow me to let Michael Copps of the FCC in on a little-known secret. It may hurt. It may come as quite a shock. Howard Stern is not the antichrist. Janet Jackson's breast revelation was not the downfall of civilization as we know it. JC Chasez is not responsible for the ills of society. Mr. Copps, were you aware that a huge asteroid is on a possible collision course with Earth in about 11 years? But I will not be afraid.
July 28, 2003 |
For months, Federal Communications Commissioner Michael J. Copps waged a lonely campaign to keep the nation's biggest media companies from getting even bigger. Short on funds, the Democrat crisscrossed the country, often unaccompanied by colleagues or staff, and begged universities to give him facilities to hold town meetings to debate media ownership policy. The FCC's Republican chairman, Michael K.
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February 5, 1994
Michael L. Copp, an Orange Coast College professor and counselor to the school's athletic teams, died Thursday after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 56. A native of Rockford, Ill., Copp worked as a high school counselor, civics teacher, wrestling and tennis coach in Illinois and California before joining the Orange Coast faculty in 1965. In his first 11 years at the college, Copp taught introductory psychology and worked as a counselor.