Media Action Center is a group of of concerned residents throughout the U.S. led by former Emmy-winning broadcaster turned media reformer Sue Wilson. We have successfully influenced policy at the Federal Communications Commission and at local TV and Radio stations throughout the country for more than a decade to ensure We the People are truly served by the publicly owned airwaves. (See the archive of our work under "older posts.") We successfully forced Entercom to give up its $13.5 million license to KDND for killing a woman in a radio water drinking stunt. We have a long-running action to label Alex Jones' radio show as the fiction it is, which has taken Jones' program off dozens of radio stations nationwide. We educated the Supreme Court in FCC v Prometheus Radio on critical information to #SaveLocalNews.

Please see MAC's 2018 Comment to the FCC (below) to learn why these actions are crucial to Democracy. Find full journalistic coverage of the Supreme Court case and our Amicus brief, Sinclair Broadcasting's shell game, Alex Jones, the Strange v Entercom trial and other public interest media issues at For background on how we arrived in this era of disinformation and what to do about it, see Wilson's 2009 documentary Broadcast Blues.

Holding Local Broadasters Accountable to the Public Interest - Film and Workshop at Occupy National Gathering 2014

July 31, 2014
For Immediate Release
contact: Sue Wilson

Holding Local Broadasters Accountable to the Public Interest -
Film and Workshop at Occupy National Gathering 2014

Friday, August 1, Sacramento area documentary filmmaker and activist Sue Wilson will screen her film "Broadcast Blues" and will conduct a hands on workshop at the Occupy National Gathering 2014 to teach people how to hold their local radio and TV stations accountable to their public interest obligations.  The workshop will focus on the intersection of money, politics, and profits from political advertising on radio and TV.

"Sacramento stations made more than $600,000 from political ads just in the 2014 primary season, and many of those ads are not even true" says Wilson. "Nationwide this fall, TV stations are expected to rake in $3 billion - that's billion with a 'B.'  We need to ensure all our local stations are providing us with factual political information, and not just Madison Avenue hype."

The workshop will be held in room 447 of the State Capitol from 10 AM to 12:30 PM.  The public is invited.