Clinton's Lightning Rod At The Fcc

In late March, Reed E. Hundt had to make a choice. The new Federal Communications Commission chairman could go to the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention in Las Vegas, a de rigueur appearance for an FCC chief. Or he could fly to a conference in Buenos Aires on the development of telephone infrastructures in the Third World, something that could help U.S. telecommunications companies expand overseas. Hundt opted to head south and even persuaded his old prep school chum, Vice-President Al Gore, to show up at the Argentina meeting.

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