Federal Communications Law Journal

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49 Federal Communications Law Journal 675 (1997)


An alarming trend toward concentration of media ownership has been highlighted by Walt Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC, and Time Warner's acquisition of Turner Broadcasting System. While current antitrust approaches are not expected to stem this trend, antitrust is a constantly evolving area of law. As Chairman of the FTC, Robert Pitofsky is in a position to move antitrust analysis away from the economically focused Chicago School approach, and toward an approach which also considers social and political issues. Consideration of these issues is supported by Pitofsky's own writings and could reduce the trend of media concentration.