UC Law SF Communications and Entertainment Journal


Daniel Brenner


Part of the legacy of FCC Chairman Mark Fowler are the speeches in which he advocated his theory of deregulation. The author, Fowler's legal advisor and principal speech-writer, states his view of the Fowler chairmanship, indicating which speeches were intended, at least by those in office, to be the milestones of that period. He offers an appraisal of the successes and failures of the chairmanship. Additionally, he generalizes about the limits of the speech-making function at an administrative agency, given its responsibility to Congress.