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Broadcast issues of interest to the non-profit sector are on the schedule for discussion in the upcoming weeks, one from the private sector and one on Capital Hill. The first will feature the unveiling of yet another Kaiser Family Foundation study, this time on the state of public service advertising. KFF will be looking into how much time broadcasters are making available, what topics are being aired and other issues. FCC Commissioners Michael Copps (D), Jonathan Adelstein (D) and Deborah Taylor Tate (R) will be on hand with KFF’s Vicky Rideout. Also on the discussion panel are Kate Emanuel of the Ad Council; Univision’s Ivelisse Estrada; CBS EVP Martin Franks; Cheryl Healton of the American Legacy Foundation, Christina Latouf from Time Warner; and News Corp.’s Maureen O’Connell.

The following Tuesday, 1/29/08 at 1PM, the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, under the gavel of Ed Markey (D-MA), will look into "Public, Educational and Governmental (PEG) Services In the Digital TV Age." No word yet on witnesses.