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Michael Powell
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission -- Jan. 14, 2004

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Michael Powell, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

Michael Powell

Michael Powell, head of the FCC since 1997, spoke to the Press Club about recent controversies the FCC is addressing. Powell recommended increasing fines significantly for profanity used by broadcasters on air. "Some of these fines are peanuts," Powell told the Press Club. "One of the things I want to do is to call on Congress to dramatically increase -- by at least 10-fold -- enforcement of penalties available to us to prosecute when there are clear cases of violations."

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