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California Localism Hearings

To: Consumer Contact List
From: Karen Peltz Strauss, RERC-TA
Re: Consumer Contact List - California Localism Hearings
Date: June 21, 2004

Below are notices about upcoming localism hearings in California. These are forums in which FCC officials can learn about community needs for television programming, including captioning and video description.

FCC LOCALISM TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES DATE AND LOCATION OF MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA HEARING.

News Release. News Media Contact: Meribeth McCarrick at (202) 418-0654,

email: Meribeth.McCarrick@fcc.gov MB.Contact (202) 418-7777
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FCC LOCALISM TASK FORCE ANNOUNCES

DATE AND LOCATION OF MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA HEARING

RM-10803

Washington, D.C. The Federal Communications Commission's Localism Task Force today announced the hearing date and location of its next broadcast localism hearing:

Date: Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Location: Monterey Conference Center, Steinbeck Forum
1 Portola Plaza
Monterey, California 93940

Further details will be released as they become available.

The purpose of the hearing is to gather information from consumers, industry, civic organizations, and others on broadcasters' service to their local communities. An important focus of the hearing will be to gather information and to conduct outreach for the ongoing nationwide round of broadcast station license renewals. The designated speakers will include representatives from consumer and advocacy groups as well as broadcasters. The hearing format will enable members of the public to participate via an "open microphone" session.

Open captioning will be provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Requests should include a description of the accommodation needed, providing as much detail as possible, as well as contact information, should additional information be needed. Please make requests as early as possible. All requests will be accepted and every effort will be made to fulfill them, although timing considerations may make that impossible in some cases. Send requests via e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov, or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau:

For sign language interpreters, CART, and other reasonable accommodations: 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (TTY).

For accessible format materials (Braille, large print, electronic files, and audio format): 202-418-0531 (voice), 202-418-7365 (TTY).

A live audiocast of the hearing will be available at the FCC's website at www.fcc.gov on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, the hearing will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to the public. The public may also file comments or other documents with the Commission and should reference RM-10803. Filing instructions are provided at http://www.fcc.gov/localism/filing_instructions.doc.

For additional information about the hearing or the Localism Task Force, please visit the Task Force's website at http://www.fcc.gov/localism, or contact the Task Force directly at 202-418-7777, or at localism@fcc.gov. Press inquiries should be directed to Meribeth McCarrick at 202-418-0654.


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