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Kevin Martin, former FCC chairman, to testify Monday in Comcast-NBC Universal hearing

On Monday, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a field hearing in Los Angeles on the antitrust implications of Comcast's proposed merger with NBC Universal.

The witness lists for that meeting are out, and one name on it is of particular note: Kevin Martin, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, is now an attorney representing Bloomberg.

Lawmakers who will attend the session, which begins at noon EDT, include committee chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) and Reps. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), Linda Sanchez (D-Calif.), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), and Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.).

The witness lists follow:

Panel One: Comcast/NBC and Public Interest Groups:


  • Comcast representative (TBD)

  • NBC representative (TBD)

  • Samuel Kang, Greenlining Institute, Managing Attorney

  • Stan Washington, National Coalition of African American Owned Media

  • Jim Weitkamp, Vice President, Communications Workers of America

  • Alex Nogales, National Hispanic Media Coalition, President and CEO

  • Kevin Martin, Bloomberg, attorney, Former FCC Chairman

  • Allen Hammond IV, Professor of Law, Director of the Broadband Institute of California, Santa Clara University



Panel Two: Producers, Writers, Directors, Independents, and Programmers:

  • Suzanne de Passe, writer, producer

  • Reginald Hudlin, director, producer, former BET President

  • Dr. Darnell Hunt, Director, Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA

  • Kathryn Galan, National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Executive Director

  • Phillip Rodriguez, television producer

  • Frank Washington, Tower of Babel

  • Will Griffin, music and cable entrepreneur

  • Alfred Liggins, TV One/Radio One

By Cecilia Kang  |  June 4, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
Categories:  Antitrust , Comcast  
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