NRB Tells FCC: Internet Regulation Belongs to Congress

(July 15, 2010) The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) filed a Comment this morning with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding federal authority to govern the Internet. Since the recent Comcast v. FCC Court of Appeals decision rejected the FCC’s past framework for regulating the network management decisions of Internet Service Providers (ISP's), the FCC is re-working their legal basis for future Internet regulation.


Court Fails America’s Families

(July 14, 2010) The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is deeply disappointed by yesterday’s U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit ruling that struck down the FCC’s policy on fleeting indecency. NRB filed an Amicus Brief with the Supreme Court in support of the FCC’s indecency rules, and our association applauded the Supreme Court for affirming the indecency rules as a “reasonable” FCC regulation. The appellate court ruling now changes the landscape, making the issue whether or not the FCC regulation against indecency violates the First Amendment.


New Full and Associate Members Welcomed Into NRB

(June 30, 2010) The National Religious Broadcasters Executive Committee recently voted to approve four new full members and five new associate members during their June 2010 meeting.


NRB Files Reply Comments with FCC: Retain “Must Carry” in Retransmission Reevaluation

(June 3, 2010) Today the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) filed Reply Comments with the FCC, urging the Commission to not eliminate “Must Carry” during any reevaluation of retransmission consent rules. Religious television broadcasters – many of whom are non-profit/non-commercial – have a deeply vested interest in “Must Carry” since they are not in a position to negotiate for retransmission fees. History also demonstrates that most religious programming would disappear from cable television if “Must Carry” is eliminated.


NRB’s Craig Parshall to Washington D.C. Panel: Federal Government Should Not Control American Media

(May 20, 2010) This morning, Craig Parshall, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel for NRB, addressed a Progress & Freedom Foundation event and answered the question: “Can Government Help Save the Press?” Parshall focused on the role the government should – and should not – play in media institutions, saying, “I see grave constitutional problems with the federal government presuming that it can, or should help a flagging media industry.”


NRB on Kagan: Don’t Forget First Freedoms

(May 10, 2010) The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) congratulate U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan on her nomination to be the 112th Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Simultaneously, we urge the United States Senate to carefully analyze Ms. Kagan’s position on a wide range of media issues.


NRB’s Craig Parshall to Give Remarks at FCC as Part of the Future of Media Workshop

(April 29, 2010) On Friday, April 30, 2010, NRB Senior Vice President and General Counsel Craig Parshall will give remarks to the FCC’s Future of Media workshop. Tomorrow’s discussion will focus on “Public and Other Noncommercial Media in the Digital Era,” and Parshall’s panel will focus on “Communications and Regulatory Policy.”


WLMB to Receive NRB Television Station of the Year (Full Power) Award

(February 18, 2010) WLMB-TV 40 will receive the prestigious NRB Station of the Year Award (Full Power) during the February 27th Television Reception at the NRB Convention & Exposition.


Samaritan’s Purse to Receive NRB Best Television Special Programming Award

(February 18, 2010) Samaritan's Purse will receive the NRB Best Television Teaching Program Award for its Children's Heart Television Pilot during the February 27th Television Reception at the NRB Convention & Exposition.


Samaritan’s Purse to Receive NRB Best TV Public Service Announcement Award

(February 18, 2010) Samaritan's Purse will receive the NRB Best Television Public Service Announcement Award for Box of Hope during the February 27th Television Reception at the NRB Convention & Exposition.

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