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WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission ordered its staff to destroy all copies of a draft study that suggested greater concentration of media ownership would hurt local TV news coverage, a former lawyer at the agency says. The report, written in 2004, came to light during the Senate con f rmation hearing for FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. received a copy of the report "indirectly from someone within the FCC who believed the information should be made public," according to Boxer spokeswoman Natalie Ravitz. ( Note : In June of 2006, the FCC announced the start of a new review of media ownership, including a "series of public hearings on media ownership issues at diverse locations across the nation". That review is still ongoing.) 'Every last piece' destroyed Adam Candeub, now a law professor at Michigan State University, said senior managers at Media ownership study ordered destroyed FCC draft suggested fewer owners would hurt local TV coverage http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14836500/ http://www.msnbc.msn.com/cleanprint/CleanPrintProxy.aspx?1. .. 1 of 4
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