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Authors

Mario J. Suarez

Abstract

This article takes a comprehensive look at the television program procurement process and assesses the three major networks' market market power in this area. It examines the previous FCC regulations and Justice Department inquiries addressing the alleged television network monopoly power over television program procurement. Finally, this article assess the benefits and drawbacks of these overlapping areas of regulation and the Justice Department's recent antitrust lawsuit against the television networks.

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