Docket Number: 
MB Docket 07-119

On May 2, 2007, the Shareholders of Tribune Company (Tribune) and Samuel Zell filed applications seeking Commission consent to the transfer of control of Tribune, its subsidiaries, licenses, and authorizations to Zell, a trust established for the Zell family, and the Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan. According to the application, the Tribune is one of the country's leading news and information companies, currently owning and operating 24 major-market television stations and one AM radio station. The Tribune also operates a local cable television news network and owns several major-market daily newspapers. Samuel Zell is an individual, and he and the other officers and directors of the Zell family trust do not have any attributable interests in broadcast licenses or daily newspapers of general circulation.

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter may also be obtained from Best Copy and Printing, Inc., Portals II, 445 12th Street, SW, Room CY-B402, Washington, DC 20554, telephone 1-800-378-3160, or via e-mail www.bcpiweb.com. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. The applications are also available electronically through the Commissionç?´ Universal Licensing System and most of the record in the proceeding is accessible through the Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).

Timeline

Day 204 - November 30, 2007

Public Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodPublic Comment PeriodOppositionsOppositionsOppositionsRepliesReplies

Orders & Public Notices

2/5/08
Erratum

11/30/07
FCC Grants Applications for Transfer of Control of Tribune Company.
Erratum (12/4/07): Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word | Acrobat
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Tate Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

6/7/07
Assignment of Docket Number.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

5/10/07
Media Bureau Announces Permit-But-Disclose Status.
Public Notice: Word | Acrobat

Record Documents

Below is a list of record documents in reverse chronological order.

6/3/08
Joint Opposition to Motion for Leave to File Supplement to Petition for Reconsideration and Opposition to Supplement to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by Sam Zell and EGI-TRB. L.L.C., and Tribune Company

5/19/08
Motion for Leave to File Supplement to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by Institute for Public Representation and Media Access Project

5/19/08
Supplement to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by Institute for Public Representation and Media

1/25/08
Reply to Oppositions to Petitions to Deny, filed by Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc., and Media Alliance

1/15/08
Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by Tribune Company

1/15/08
Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by Samuel Zell and EGI-TRB, LLC, and Tribune Employee Stock Ownership Plan

1/9/08
Reply to Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

12/31/07
Petition for Reconsideration, filed by The Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ Inc., Media Alliance, and Charles Benton

12/28/07
Opposition to Petition for Reconsideration, filed by Samuel Zell and EGI-TRB, LLC, and Employee Stock Ownership Plan

12/12/07
Petition for Reconsideration filed by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

12/11/07
Letter filed by Ward L. Quaal

11/30/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Tribune Company

11/30/07
Notices of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Zell and EGI-TRB, L.L.C.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

11/30/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Tribune

11/29/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Tribune Company

11/29/07
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Zell and EGI-TRB, L.L.C.
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

11/28/07
Notification to the Commission filed by Channel 40, Inc.

11/27/07
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Media Access Project
[ 1 | 2 ]

11/19/07
Reply to Joint Opposition to Emergency Motion to Suspend Processing of Applications, filed by UCC and Media Alliance

11/15/07
Letter filed by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

11/14/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Tribune Company

11/14/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by EGI-TRB, L.L.C., Samuel Zell

11/14/07
Joint Opposition filed by Tribune Company, EGI-TRB, L.L.C., Samuel Zell

11/9/07
Emergency Motion to Suspend Processing of Applications, filed by Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc., Media Alliance, Media Access Project, Institute of Public Representation

11/8/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Tribune Company

11/7/07
Notices of Ex Parte Communication filed by Tribune Company

11/6/07
Letter filed by UCC and Media Alliance

10/29/07
Letter filed by Tribune Company

10/11/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Tribune Company

9/18/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by Tribune Company

7/12/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

7/11/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication filed by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

7/9/07
Reply filed by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

7/6/07
Reply to Oppositions to Petition to Deny filed by UCC and Media Alliance

6/29/07
Testimony of Dan Willett filed by International Brotherhood of Teamsters

6/27/07
Press Release filed by The Findlay Publishing Company

6/26/07
Supporting Comments filed by Gannett Co., Inc.

6/26/07
Reply Comments filed by The Media Institute

6/26/07
Opposition to Petition to Deny filed by Tribune Companyç?´
[ 1 | 2 | 3 ]

6/26/07
Opposition to Petition to Deny and Reply to Comments filed by Zell Tribune

6/26/07
Comments filed by Gannet Co., Inc.

6/15/07
Comment filed by Senator Richard J. Durbin, Senator Harry Reid, Senator Charles E. Schumer

6/11/07
Comment filed by Free Press, Consumer Federation of America, Federal and International Policy Consumer Union

6/11/07
Petition to Deny filed by Office of Communication of the United Church of Christ, Inc.; Media Alliance, Media Access Project, Institute of Public Representation

6/11/07
Comment filed by The International Brotherhood of Teamsters

6/11/07
Comment filed by The Newspaper Association of America

6/8/07
Notice of Ex Parte Communication, filed by Media Access Project and Institute for Public Representation

5/18/07
Comment filed by Richard Durbin, U.S. Senator, Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Representative and other Members of Congress

Application Documents

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FCC Grants Applications for Transfer of Control of Tribune Company.
Erratum (12/4/07): Word | Acrobat
News Release: Word | Acrobat
MO&O: Word | Acrobat
Copps Statement: Word | Acrobat
Adelstein Statement: Word | Acrobat
Tate Statement: Word | Acrobat
McDowell Statement: Word | Acrobat

Contacts: 
David Roberts
Media Bureau
(202) 418-1600
General Information: 

This page contains an indexed unofficial listing of and electronic links to most materials in this docket. The applications and any associated documents are also available for public inspection and copying during normal reference room hours at the FCC Reference Center. Copies of the applications and any subsequently-filed documents in this matter also may be obtained through the Commission's Electronic Comment Filing System. To request materials in accessible formats for people with disabilities (Braille, large print, electronic files, audio format), send an e-mail to fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice), 202-418-0432 (tty).