Witness List Released for House Subcommittee DTV-Oversight Hearing
House Telecommunications & Internet Subcommittee Set for Hearing Wednesday
By John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 2/11/2008 11:44:00 AM
The House Telecommunications & Internet Subcommittee released its witness list for the digital-TV-transition oversight hearing Feb. 13 and it looks like a reunion tour of the coupon-box-kickoff program last week in Washington, D.C.
The chairs of the subcommittee and parent Energy & Commerce Committee are concerned that with one year to go until the switch to digital, not enough has been done to educate consumers.
It will be the fourth DTV transition hearing for the Energy & Commerce Committee this session.
Heading off the hearing on the first panel will be the heads of the two key government players, Meredith Baker, head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.
Panel two features key industry players: Kyle McSlarrow, president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association; David Rehr, president of the National Association of Broadcasters; Roy Bruno, president of the Community Broadcasters Association; Mark Jackson, president of EchoStar Technologies; Tom Romeo from IBM; Laurence Harris, vice president of RadioShack; and Chris Murray of Consumers Union.
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