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'Indecency & Violence in the Media: FCC v. Pacifica 30 Years Later': Agenda

A First Amendment Center conference

June 26, 2008
The Knight Conference Center at the Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (7th floor)
Washington, D.C. (6th Street entrance)

8:30 a.m. — Continental breakfast
7th Floor, Rooms 705-706

9 a.m. — Welcome and introductions

  • Gene Policinski, First Amendment Center

    9:10 a.m. — Presentation

  • Deborah Taylor Tate, commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

    9:30 a.m. — Presentation

  • Richard E. Wiley, former FCC chairman, partner, Wiley Rein, LLP

    10 a.m. — Presentation

  • Professor Lili Levi, University of Miami: “A Short History of the Indecency & Media Violence Wars”
  • Audience Q & A

    11 a.m. — Roundtable discussion

  • Moderator: Robert Corn-Revere, partner, Davis Wright Tremaine
  • Judge Jane R. Roth, 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Glen O. Robinson, professor and former FCC commissioner
  • Kenneth Robinson, media lawyer and former senior legal adviser to former FCC Chairman Al Sikes
  • Audience Q & A

    12:30 p.m. — Adjourn

    Conference organizer: Ronald K.L. Collins

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