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This article is based on a report originally produced for National
Public Radio's On the Media.
The right is working the refs. And it's working.
Suddenly, there are serious discussions about the danger of monopoly power.
In 1992 Congress passed a law designed to increase the diversity of
television programming and to amplify traditionally underrepresented
The debate over the dangers of media monopoly got a lot less theoretical
in the last week of January, when Comcast, the nation's No.
This essay will appear as an introduction in New York Review Books' new
edition of Prisoner of Love (February 2003).
Last fall, a half-dozen child psychologists lurked around New York's
Yale Club at a convention called "Advertising & Promoting to Kids"
in search of new, higher-paying clients.
We all had our youthful indiscretions that haunt or amuse us for the rest of our lives. Mine was conservatism.
Big Media won another battle in the escalating war over copyright on
January 15, when the Supreme Court upheld a 1998 law extending copyright
terms by twenty years, to life plus seventy years f