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TUNE IN, DROP OFF: All Berlusconi, all the time

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TV regulation got a fuzzy reception last week as Italy's Senate waved through its media bill, which would roll back rules requiring Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to give up one of his three terrestrial channels. Lucia Annunziata, president of state-owned broadcaster RAI, has threatened to resign if the bill — which still needs lower house approval — becomes law.

Berlusconi's remote control worked better than George W. Bush's last week. The Republican-led House of Representatives voted to reverse a regulatory ruling allowing TV networks to reach up to 45%...

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