Durbin Slams Trump For News Media Attacks

Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin tells roughly 500 broadcasters at NAB’s State Leadership Conference that they need to stand strong in the face of President Trump’s press bashing. “As local broadcast news organizations, you have a greater ability to defend the integrity of the media because your listeners and viewers trust you more than just about any other media.”

Senators Call On FCC To Ease Up On JSAs

Twelve lawmakers told the FCC today they are “extremely disturbed” to learn that the FCC is conditioning grants of station transfer on broadcasters’ terminating JSAs before they would otherwise have to. The 12 said they were all supporters of the law grandfathering JSAs until 2025.