Verbatim: Nov. 8, 2004

"How did you get your job? It is apparent to most of us in broadcasting that your father got you your job. And yet I really don't even think you're qualified to be the head of the commission."

HOWARD STERN, radio shock jock, in a surprise call-in to a radio show at which Michael Powell, the Federal Communications Commission chief, was a guest. Powell, and later his father Colin, denied Stern's claim

"It would be catastrophic. It would mean that people who give $100 and who write it off their income taxes couldn't do it anymore."

JULIAN BOND, chairman of the...

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