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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Why Media Diversity Matters: A National Town Hall Meeting in Washington, D.C., Denver, and Live Via Webcast

On June 29, 2007, author, commentator, and talk show host Tavis Smiley, Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper, FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, The Leadership Conference President and CEO Wade Henderson, and other distinguished speakers participated in a one-of a-kind event on the importance of media diversity.

Full Webcast

What Was True in the 1960's is Still True Today

Wade Henderson - Introduction

Tavis Smiley

Wade Henderson

Where's the Positive, Diverse Media?

Lisa Fager, Leonard Baynes, Mark Lloyd

Polly Baca, Mayor John Hickenlooper, Alan O'Hashi

Workforce Diverse, but Not Media Industry

Debbie Goldman, Kim Gandy

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Jim Winston

Who Owns the Media Matters

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps, Jim Winston, Wade Henderson

Questions & Answers

About The Education Fund Media and Communications Project

The Media and Communications Project was developed to help the national civil rights community play a central role in the policy debates shaping the nation’s media and communications landscape. At its core, communications policy is about equal opportunity and equal access to important local and national resources, such as education, health care, and economic equality. 

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