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Senators Durbin, Duckworth Urge DOJ And FCC To Closely Scrutinize Proposed Sinclair-Tribune Merger

Washington, DC-(ENEWSPF)—January 5, 2017

By: Rosemary Piser

Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) are urging the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust Division and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to closely scrutinize media mergers that fall within their jurisdictions, particularly, the proposed Sinclair Broadcasting-Tribune Media merger.  The merger of Sinclair-Tribune would result in the owning of 233 television stations and reach 72 percent of American households, affecting tens of millions of consumers. The Illinois Senators were joined by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and seven other Senators

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