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March 20, 2012

FCC Commissioners Clyburn and McDowell to Address 2012 NAB Show

Washington, DC -- Federal Communications Commission members Mignon Clyburn and Robert McDowell will be featured in the session "FCC Talk: Conversation with the Commissioners" on Tuesday, April 17 at 2:30 p.m. during the 2012 NAB Show in Las Vegas.

During the session, which will address regulatory issues facing broadcasters, NAB Chief Operating Officer Chris Ornelas will lead a conversation with the two commissioners and two leaders in the broadcasting' industry: Caroline Beasley, executive vice president and CFO, Beasley Broadcast Group and Marci Burdick, senior vice president, Broadcast and Cable, Schurz Communications, Inc. Beasley is Chairman of NAB's Radio Board of Directors and Burdick is Chair of the NAB Television Board.

Mignon Clyburn has served on the Commission since 2009. She has a long history of public service, having served for 11 years as the representative of South Carolina's sixth district on the Public Service Commission of South Carolina before joining the FCC.

Robert McDowell was first appointed to a seat on the Commission by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate in 2006. He was reappointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama. McDowell's previous experience includes 16 years of private sector work in the communications industry. He served as senior vice president for the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), an association representing competitive facilities-based telecommunications service providers and their supplier partners. He also served as the executive vice president and general counsel of America's Carriers Telecommunications Association (ACTA), which merged with CompTel.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 14-19 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than 90,000 attendees from 151 countries and 1,500+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, the NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. Complete details are available at

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