Civil Rights Groups Embrace Urban TV Application

  • December 30, 2008
Bob Johnson's application to the FCC to create a new TV channel for African-Americans has gained support from 11 civil rights and minority organizations. The proposed channel, Urban Television, would use a portion of the DTV spectrum on Ion Media Networks' 42 stations. The group said it will dramatically increase diversity in "the marketplace of ideas that is essential to our democracy..."

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