FCC’s Adelstein and Tate to speak at NAB Show
– FCC Commissioners Jonathan Adelstein and Deborah Taylor Tate will speak on
Tuesday, April 15 during The Regulatory Face-off at the NAB Show in
The Regulatory Face-off will give NAB Show attendees the
opportunity to interact directly with the FCC Commissioners regarding issues
critical to the broadcast and telecommunications industry. More information on
the NAB Show’s Broadcast Regulatory & Legislative Conference, which
includes The Regulatory Face-off, is available on the NAB Show Web site.
Jonathan Adelstein became an FCC commissioner in 2002 and
was sworn in for a new term in 2004.
Before joining the FCC, Adelstein served for fifteen years
as a staff member in the Senate, serving as a senior legislative aide to Senate
Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) for seven of those years. In that position,
he advised Sen. Daschle on telecommunications, financial services,
transportation and other key issues. Previously, he served as professional
staff member to Senate Special Committee on Aging Chairman David Pryor (D-AR),
including an assignment as a special liaison to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and
as a legislative assistant to Senator Donald W. Riegle, Jr. (D-MI).
Prior to public service, Adelstein held a number of academic
positions. He originally hails from
City, South Dakota.
Deborah Taylor Tate was sworn in as an FCC commissioner in
early 2006. She is the Federal Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on
Universal Service, as well as Federal Chair of the Federal-State Joint Board on
Before being appointed to the Commission, Tate was a
director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority. In that position, she was
appointed to the Federal-State Joint Board on Advanced Telecommunications
Prior to her service at the TRA, Tate served as an attorney
and senior policy advisor to two former
governors, with special expertise in the areas of mental health and juvenile
justice. She is certified as a mediator by the Tennessee Supreme Court, and has
served in several positions at Vanderbilt
University in her native