FitzSimons to head disaster-security council


Tribune Co. president Dennis FitzSimons Thursday was named chairman of the
Federal Communication Commission's new Media Security and Reliability Council.

The group will help to improve reliability and security of electronic mass
communications during a terrorist attack or other catastrophe, and it is modeled
after the Network Reliability and Interoperability Council established for the
telephone industry in 1992.

Roughly 40 executives from the broadcast-, cable- and satellite-TV industries
will be named later.