Moyers and Sanders on America’s Media Oligopoly
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
“In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of media in America. In 1990 the number had dropped to 23. In 1997, 10. And today, six,” Bill Moyers says in conversation with Bernie Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont.
“Big media is about to get even bigger,” Moyers warns, as Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski “is reportedly asking the other four commissioners to suspend the rule preventing a company from owning a newspaper and radio and TV stations in the same big city. Thus he would give the massive media companies free rein to devour more of the competition.”
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
‘Moyers & Company’: