Nearly three-quarters of a million at-risk Hispanic children in California, Texas, Arizona and the rest of the United States would be left unserved by the successful Head Start program under a controversial U.S.

Just when you thought it was safe to say the debate around the FCC media ownership decision was done, the debate lives. Late Thursday the Senate Commerce Committee threw the June 1 ruling into a tizzy when it voted to overturn a key part of the new ownership rules.

It is speculated that the commission appears all but set to green-light Univision's $2.4 billion merger with Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. before the end of the month, according to Radio and Records.

New Mexico Governor, Bill Richardson, released a letter sent to Senator Tom Daschle and Representative Nancy Pelosi in support of Univision Communications Inc.'s (NYSE: UVN) proposed merger with Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation (NYSE: HSP).

The text of the letter follows:

As most everyone knows, the FCC voted this week to overturn media ownership regulations that have held sway over the media business for some 50 years.

There were no major surprises yesterday as the FCC loosened restrictions on media ownerships.

FCC sets limits on media concentration: unprecedented public record results in enforceable and balanced Broadcast Ownership Rules.

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The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on the subject listed below on Monday, June 2, 2003, which is scheduled to commence at 9:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S. W., Washington, D.C.

Congressional Minority Caucuses spoke out regarding the FCC's planned June 2 decision on media ownership rules, voicing concerns over the effect of media conglomeration on minority media ownership and programming diversity.

The presidents of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists urged the Federal Communications Commission to postpone issuing new broadcast ownership regulations until it held more public hearings and studied the effects any changes will have

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) and Consumers Union (CU) warned that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) proposal to relax media ownership rules will lead to dramatic consolidation of the two most important sources of news for as many as 70 million households.

At a special May 27 meeting of the National Association of Broadcasters Television Board of Directors, the group strongly endorsed a two-part proposal calling for reform of TV ownership rules that recognize competitive challenges facing free, local, over-the-air TV stations.

After clearly the scrutiny of the federal Trade Commision, the Univision Communications and Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. merger is pending approval from the Federal Communications Commision (FCC).

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez premiered HUD's new cutting edge, multimedia campaign designed to fight housing discrimination by showing the many faces of those persons protected by the nation's 35-year-old Fair Housing Act.

Orange and San Diego counties in California showed some of the largest gains in businesses, jobs and payrolls between 2000 and 2001, according to a report on business activity released today by the Commerce Department's Census Bureau.