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Posts Tagged ‘Tom Wheeler’

The Morning Ticker: Moyers, Wheeler, Cheney

  • Bill Moyers is ending his show “Moyers & Company” in January. The show, distributed by American Public Television, is running out of funding. BillMoyers.com will continue providing similar stories.

  • Former Vice President Dick Cheney told Bill O’Reilly that most of the American media is “seriously misguided.” Cheney added that he likes O’Reilly’s show because it is “what I think a lot of Americans believe.”

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President Obama Nominates Tom Wheeler As Next FCC Chairman

Attention media executives: there is a new government official to suck up to. President Obama formally announced the nomination of Tom Wheeler to be the next chairman of the FCC.

Assuming he is approved by the Senate, Wheeler will replace outgoing FCC chair Julius Genachowski. FCC commissioner Mignon Clyburn has stepped in as the interim chair.

Wheeler, a venture capitalist, is a loyal Obama supporter, and a pioneer businessman in both the cable television industry and the wireless industry. While the FCC’s primary oversight is of the public airwaves, including broadcast TV and radio stations, it also has oversight of the cable, satellite and telecommunications businesses.

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