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S.2008 Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 16, 2011 Introduced in Senate

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  • Committee Assignment: Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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  • 79% of users oppose S.2008

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  • S.2008 has been viewed 17,475 times

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    • National Telecommunications Cooperative Association

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    • New America Foundation

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    • Organization for the Promotion and Advancement of Small Telecommunications Companies

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    • Outdoor Channel

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    • Parents Television Council

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    • Public Knowledge

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    • Retirement Living TV

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    • Rural Independent Competitive Alliance

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    • Si TV

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    • Starz Entertainment

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    • Suddenlink Communications

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    • The Africa Channel

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    • Time Warner Cable

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    • USTelecom

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    • Verizon

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    • Wave Broadband and Astound Broadband

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    • American Cable Association

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    • American Television Alliance

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    • BendBroadband

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    • Bright House Networks

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    • Comporium

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    • Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

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    • Discovery Communications

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    • Eastern Rural Telecom Association

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    • Harron Communications

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    • Independent Telephone and Telecommunications Alliance

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    • Insight Communications Company

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    • Massillon Cable TV

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    • Midcontinent Communications

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    • National Taxpayers Union

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    • General Motors

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    • American Public Power Association

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    • American Conservative Union

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    • Frontiers of Freedom

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 27, 2012, by Acymerman - I am honestly confused in regards to the purpose of this bill. I've read the bill but most of it seems to just alter grammar of the bill it's attempting to rectify rather than make an real changes. Can someone tell me what this bill is proposing?

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      As noted by Acymerman, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 27, 2012, "I am honestly confused in regards to the purpose of this bill. I've read the bill but most of it seems to just alter grammar of the bill it's attempting to rectify rather than make an real changes. Can someone tell me what this bill is proposing?"
    • On April 28, 2012, by biercenator - Check out section 4. This bill would make it possible (for example) for Rupert Murdoch (or one of his heirs) to own every television and radio station in the United States. The only possible effect of this proposal would be to make large, dominant media entities larger and more dominant. That doesn't make any sense by itself, but something or someone presumably persuaded Mr. Demint that it would a good thing for the country. It would be interesting to hear him explain how he came by this idea.

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      As noted by biercenator, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 28, 2012, "Check out section 4. This bill would make it possible (for example) for Rupert Murdoch (or one of his heirs) to own every television and radio station in the United States. The only possible effect of this proposal would be to make large, dominant media entities larger and more dominant. That doesn't make any sense by itself, but something or someone presumably persuaded Mr. Demint that it would a good thing for the country. It would be interesting to hear him explain how he came by this idea."
    • On January 24, 2013, by JasonThorne - Thanks biercenator, was struggling to see through this one myself. Makes sense now. -- "Jason":http://trip2blog.com/

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      As noted by JasonThorne, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 24, 2013, "Thanks biercenator, was struggling to see through this one myself. Makes sense now. -- "Jason":http://trip2blog.com/"

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • International Entertainment News: Frontiers of Freedom Urges ... - March 09, 2012 by EntertainmentNews - WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontiers of Freedom and its President, George Landrith, urge Congress to oppose H.R. 3678 or S. 2008 and its attempt to have the government intervene in ...

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      As noted by EntertainmentNews on March 09, 2012, "WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontiers of Freedom and its President, George Landrith, urge Congress to oppose H.R. 3678 or S. 2008 and its attempt to have the government intervene in ..." (/url?q=http://internationalentertainmentnews.blogspot.com/2012/03/frontiers-of-freedom-urges-members-of.html&sa=U&ei=suNhT8ebG4KusQKAxeGjDA&ved=0CFUQmAEwCw&usg=AFQjCNGjPyG4M5cjPBKr_99dwK9gEwP9vQ)
    • International Entertainment News: Frontiers of Freedom Urges ... - March 09, 2012 by EntertainmentNews - WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontiers of Freedom and its President, George Landrith, urge Congress to oppose H.R. 3678 or S. 2008 and its attempt to have the government intervene in ...

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      As noted by EntertainmentNews on March 09, 2012, "WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontiers of Freedom and its President, George Landrith, urge Congress to oppose H.R. 3678 or S. 2008 and its attempt to have the government intervene in ..." (/url?q=http://internationalentertainmentnews.blogspot.com/2012/03/frontiers-of-freedom-urges-members-of.html&sa=U&ei=5pVgT4uHGKKGsgL0u6yWCA&ved=0CFEQmAEwCg&usg=AFQjCNGE2CtMRXWWUDyTqMvtzBtthGEWLQ)
    • International Entertainment News: Frontiers of Freedom Urges ... - March 09, 2012 by EntertainmentNews - WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontiers of Freedom and its President, George Landrith, urge Congress to oppose H.R. 3678 or S. 2008 and its attempt to have the government intervene in ...

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      As noted by EntertainmentNews on March 09, 2012, "WASHINGTON, March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Frontiers of Freedom and its President, George Landrith, urge Congress to oppose H.R. 3678 or S. 2008 and its attempt to have the government intervene in ..." (/url?q=http://internationalentertainmentnews.blogspot.com/2012/03/frontiers-of-freedom-urges-members-of.html&sa=U&ei=uzZfT6r4LOPE2gWMqvigCA&ved=0CE0QmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNGXz6zk1bGGES7IPy4expqwtrN5uQ)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Mitt Romney’s inner circle: Who are these guys? - July 31, 2012 by Washington Post - These are the people who refer to Romney simply as “The Gov” and who take pride in their airtight leaklessness — modeled off of then candidate Obama’s 2008 campaign — and bristle at what they believe to be the misreading of the race by the ...

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      As noted by Washington Post on July 31, 2012, "These are the people who refer to Romney simply as “The Gov” and who take pride in their airtight leaklessness — modeled off of then candidate Obama’s 2008 campaign — and bristle at what they believe to be the misreading of the race by the ..." (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/mitt-romneys-inner-circle-who-are-these-guys/2012/07/31/gJQACwQRNX_blog.html)
    • Dodgers acquire Victorino from Phillies - July 31, 2012 by CBS Sports - With Lopes in Philly, Victorino emerged into a star and a key cog in Philadelphia's 2008 World Series title team and in the '09 club that lost the World Series to the Yankees. The move also brings Victorino to Hollywood, and who knows? The Flyin' Hawaiian

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      As noted by CBS Sports on July 31, 2012, "With Lopes in Philly, Victorino emerged into a star and a key cog in Philadelphia's 2008 World Series title team and in the '09 club that lost the World Series to the Yankees. The move also brings Victorino to Hollywood, and who knows? The Flyin' Hawaiian " (http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/scott-miller/19694787/dodgers-close-to-getting-victorino)
    • Barack Obama App Innovates While Mitt Romney App Collects Data - July 31, 2012 by Huffington Post - The new apps released by the respective campaigns of President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday morning represent the next phase in the union of technology and politics as pioneered by Obama's 2008 campaign.

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      As noted by Huffington Post on July 31, 2012, "The new apps released by the respective campaigns of President Barack Obama and presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday morning represent the next phase in the union of technology and politics as pioneered by Obama's 2008 campaign." (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/barack-obama-app-mitt-romney-app_n_1723365.html)
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