The last decade has been littered with attempts by governing parties to regulate, deregulate and/or re-regulate the media. The stated paraphrased federal agency goals were to:
Establish broadcast ownership limits promoting "diversity, localism and competition" that the courts would uphold.
Write rules that recognize "the explosion of new media outlets for news information and entertainment."
Strike a balance that would allow media deal-making "while ensuring that no company can monopolize the medium."
The unresolved biggies include (in non-hierarchical order):
Multiple ownership of TV stations in the same market
National television station ownership (single market and multiple)
Dual broadcast network ownership
Broadcast/ newspaper/ radio cross ownership
V-chip utilization/ parental controls
Radio station group ownership (single market and multiple)
Cable system operators' ownership of programming on their systems
Cable system operators' and broadcast stations' cross ownership
Cable system operators' penetration of national viewership
Cable subscription fees
Satellite operators' ownership programming on their system
Satellite operators' and broadcast stations' cross ownership
Satellite subscription fees
Satellite/ cable/ broadcast cross ownership
Teleco/ cable/ satellite cross ownership
The nation's transition from analog to digital broadcasting
Enforcing cable card deployment
Must-carry broadcast transmissions for all digital terrestrial channels
Program availability via fair and equitable licensing arrangements
The sanctity of copyright
The efficacy of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
Will someone please tell me "why the f..." the FCC is concentrating a majority of its intellect on indecency? I am allowed to write "why the f..." Maybe I'm amazed. How 'bout you.