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Aug 6, 2001  •  Post A Comment

`Moneyline’ moving
New York-CNN will move “Lou Dobbs Moneyline” to 6 p.m. (ET) weekdays starting Aug. 27. The lineup change, which is expected to be announced this week, will mean that “Moneyline” starts at the same time as its competitor, CNBC’s “Business Center.” But the move also will mean that “Inside Politics” is “Moneyline’s” lead-in. “Politics” presumably will provide a more compatible lead-in than “First Evening News,” the new Bill Hemmer-anchored half-hour that is said to be headed for 7 p.m.
Pining for cable cap
Washington-A coalition of consumer groups led by the Consumer Federation of America asked the Supreme Court last week to overturn a federal appeals court decision that threw out the Federal Communications Commission’s 30 percent cap on cable ownership earlier this year. According to the groups, the lower court decision, if affirmed, would open the door to substantial consolidation and create a precedent for overturning many of the FCC’s other media ownership restrictions.
FCC Chairman Michael Powell has said he would prefer to rewrite the regulation to meet the lower court’s objections.
It’s Victory for NTIA
Washington-The Senate Commerce Committee last week approved the nomination of Nancy Victory, a partner at the Wiley, Rein & Fielding telecommunications law firm in Washington, to be the next head of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. NTIA, a division of the Commerce Department, advises the White House on communications policy and oversees public spectrum. The Senate is expected to confirm the nomination when it returns from its August recess after Labor Day.