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Michael Powell to Leave FCC Post

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Michael Powell to Leave FCC Post

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Michael Powell to Leave FCC Post

Michael Powell to Leave FCC Post

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Chairman Michael Powell says he will step down in March after four years as head of the Federal Communications Commission. Powell's term — which featured a crackdown on "indecency" in the broadcast media — was not scheduled to end until 2007. He may go into business with his father, outgoing Secretary of State Colin Powell.