Calling it the "Optimism Agency" of the federal government, Wheeler introduces new staff -- including controversial hire Gigi Sohn -- and tells his team "the 21st century economy starts here."Read more
He takes office as one of the most experienced commission heads in history and has close ties to President Obama. Still, rumors swirl in D.C. about his closed-door meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz.
The Tea Party favorite has put off the confirmation of Obama nominee Tom Wheeler, forcing the commission to delay discussion of major issues of interest for the broadcast, broadband and communications industries.Read more
The broadcaster says that if the FCC continues to police broadcast airwaves, the agency should restrain itself to monitoring the equivalent of "shock treatment." The Parents Television Council erupts in outrage.Read more
Echoing President Obama's recent remarks on his "ConnectED" initiative, Mignon Clyburn asks that industry leaders, the government and communities help get computers into lower-income schools and homes.Read more
Behind the Screen explores the impact of technology on movies and TV shows, specifically content producers, cinematographers, editors, VFX shops and artists, sound mixers and editors, technical (including R&D) roles and the post-production community. This includes products from companies like Red, Canon, Dolby and Avid to new hires in key below-the-line positions on movies or at below the line post/VFX shops