A media-industry council charged with ensuring the reliability of mass
communications during a terrorist attack or other catastrophe will hold its
first public meeting May 17.
More than 40 executives from broadcast, cable, satellite and related
industries have signed on to the Media Security and Reliability Council,
established in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The group's main mission is to establish a list of "best practices" for
The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Federal Communications
Dennis FitzSimons, president of Tribune Co., chairs the council.
FCC chairman Michael Powell will attend the meeting.