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Appeals Court Balks at Media Ownership Change

A ruling by a federal appeals court in Philadelphia thwarts the media ownership deregulation package passed by the Federal Communications Commission in June 2003. The FCC had loosened rules governing the number of television and radio stations a single company could own in the same market. Hear NPR's Robert Siegel and NPR's Jim Zarroli.

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Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.