Communications: New Chief for the FCC

The responsibilities of the Federal Communications Commission have expanded as rapidly as the industry it regulates. Established in 1934 to supervise telephone and telegraph companies and the broadcasting industry, the FCC now oversees a vast realm that includes everything from transoceanic cables to communications satellites. For more than two months, President Nixon has been searching for a new chairman to take charge of the commission's expanding responsibilities. Some time this week, the President is expected to announce his choice for the nomination: former Republican National Chairman Dean Burch.

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