Video: Evangelist of the Marketplace

The FCC's Mark Fowler wants to strip away TV regulations

When he was spinning platters at a poky rock-'n'-roll station in Gainesville, Fla., during the late '60s, 'Madman Mark," as he was then known, chafed at the public service programs he was required to air. So he buried them in the doldrums of the early morning hours. Fifteen years later, balding, bespectacled Mark Fowler still does not much care for public service programming. But now, as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, he can do something about it. Indeed, Fowler's goal is to free...

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