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NEWS CONFERENCE: Gore Commission Final Report

FOR RELEASE: December 10, 1998

Contact: Richard T. Kaplar
The Media Institute


Media Advisory
Press Conference on Gore Commission Final Report
Reaction From The Media Institute's Public Interest Council


Date: Friday, Dec. 18
Time: 10 am to 10:45 am
Place: Edward R. Murrow Room
National Press Club
National Press Building, 13th Floor
14th and F Streets, N.W.
Washington, D.C.


The Gore Commission is scheduled to transmit its final report to Vice President Gore on Friday, Dec. 18. The report will contain its recommendations on public interest obligations for digital TV broadcasters.

The Media Institute's Public Interest Council will present its reactions to the Gore Commission's recommendations at the press conference.

Presenters will include Prof. Laurence H. Winer, Arizona State University College of Law, and Robert M. O'Neil, University of Virginia Law School.

The Public Interest Council is a working group of attorneys and constitutional scholars following the activities of the Gore Commission. In the past year the Public Interest Council has released issue papers critical of the Gore Commission's approach to public interest and constitutional issues. Copies of the papers will be available at the press conference.

Refreshments will be served.

Your RSVP is encouraged, at least on a tentative basis. Please call Brooke Prater at 202-298-7512, fax 202-337-7092, or e-mail Thank you.