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FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai seeks peace with broadcasters
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai seeks peace with broadcasters

Tensions between broadcasters and the Federal Communications Commission have gotten so high that FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai wonders "if it's time to call Dr. Phil and see if he is available to mediate." Broadcasters are upset with some recent FCC moves, including imposing tougher regulations on business partnerships between local TV stations. Last month, National Assn. of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith suggested that the FCC views the television industry as a dinosaur that needs to be put out of business. In a speech to the Pennsylvania Assn. of Broadcasters on Monday, Pai extended an olive branch to the industry, saying, "Every segment of the industry we regulate...

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