April 6, 1998 |
Reed Hundt, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, has joined the board of directors of Allegiance Telecom, a competitive local exchange carrier based in Dallas. It is Hundt's first such appointment since leaving the agency early in November. While leading the FCC, Hundt worked to deregulate the market for local telephone service, and he often chastised the regional Bell companies for stonewalling competitors, including upstarts like Allegiance.
July 17, 1997 |
In a break with the White House, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt on Wednesday endorsed legislation calling on the television networks to reinstitute their old code of conduct, which included an early-evening family hour free of racy and violent programming. Broadcasters protested that their recent agreement to adopt a new system of rating television programs for sex, violence, foul language and suggestive dialogue should immunize them from such legislation.
May 28, 1997 |
Reed Hundt, the politically well-connected lawyer who presided over a radical restructuring of the U.S. telecommunications industry, said Tuesday he would resign as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Hundt said he would stay on as FCC chairman until after his successor is on board, which could take several months. His five-year term on the commission does not end until next year.
April 9, 1997 |
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt, who has clashed with broadcasters in the past, Tuesday renewed his call for the industry to boost its public-interest obligations. Addressing the industry's annual convention here, Hundt cited such issues as free time to political candidates, increasing the number of public-service announcements, educational television and a code of industry policy toward liquor advertising with an eye on protecting children.
September 25, 1996 |
Urging broadcasters to boost their commitment to local political races, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt on Tuesday applauded a move by a Dallas-based chain of TV stations to provide free air time to candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. The company, A.H. Belo Corp., filed an application with the FCC on Monday to dole out five-minute blocks of air time to candidates to use as they please.
July 6, 1995 |
* Background: The Federal Communications Commission, an independent regulatory agency, was established by Congress 61 years ago. It is responsible for regulating all interstate and foreign communications transmitted by radio, TV, satellite, cable and by wired and wireless telephone. * Management: The agency is run by five commissioners who are appointed by the President to seven-year terms and confirmed by the Senate. The current commissioners are Reed E. Hundt, chairman, (Democrat); Jame H.