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Sep 24, 2001  •  Post A Comment

FCC reports complaints about Howard Stern
Washington-FCC Commissioner Michael Copps said Friday that his office had received hundreds of complaints about remarks on Howard Stern’s nationally syndicated Infinity Broadcasting radio show Sept. 14 suggesting that New York prostitutes join in the nation’s spirit of charity by giving oral sex to rescue workers at the World Trade Center site. The commissioner said he was saddened and dismayed by the remarks. In response, an Infinity spokesman said Mr. Stern has been using his program to raise money for the relief efforts and was trying to balance remembrance of the tragedy with the task of getting back to work.
Dalton likely to make move to Twentieth
Los Angeles-With Twentieth Television expected to dramatically beef up its development slate, rumors are flying that company President Bob Cook is close to hiring former CBS exec and current Fireworks Television USA President Robb Dalton as president of development for the company. Mr. Dalton previously worked with Mr. Cook at Eyemark, before and after the company’s merger with King World.
AT&T reviews options for Broadband buyout
New York-A review of AT&T Broadband options this past weekend during an annual retreat could send Chairman Michael Armstrong back to the negotiating table with Comcast Corp. after months of silence. Since rejecting Comcast’s $58 billion offer for the cable unit, Mr. Armstrong has hunted for a counter deal. AOL Time Warner will discuss merging the companies’ cable systems for 40 percent ownership and operational control. Walt Disney will consider a conditional equity stake in a broadband spinoff.