Gloria Tristani

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Gloria Tristani, "President of the Benton Foundation and former FCC Commissioner. Gloria Tristani oversees the foundation's work educating policymakers, academics, and activists about communications policy debates and advocating for tangible public interest benefits from the transition to digital broadcasting. Before joining Benton in 2006, Ms. Tristani served as managing director of the Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ (OC, Inc.), where she advocated for the public interest in the media, including a diversity of ownership and viewpoints, meaningful public interest obligations, and enhanced children's educational programming. During her tenure at the FCC, Ms. Tristani was committed to ensuring that all Americans were able to share in the benefits of the telecommunications revolution. She was an advocate for the FCC's Equal Employment Opportunity rules, minority ownership of media properties, broadcasters' provision of opportunities for political discourse, the E-rate, while fighting against children's exposure to TV violence and broadcast indecency." [1]

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  1. Consumer Advisory Committee, FCC, accessed December 17, 2007.