Minority push


FCC Chairman William Kennard last week told the National Association of Black-Owned Broadcasters that the FCC will soon release several studies demonstrating that minorities are underrepresented in the media.

The data will be used to buttress Kennard's effort to revive the minority-recruiting rules struck down by a federal court in 1998. The FCC will defend its new recruiting rules at a federal court hearing Sept. 29.

The studies also will be used to build congressional support for reviving a tax break for media owners that sell to minorities.