Your Return Address
Insert date here
Chairman William Kennard
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20554
Dear Chairman Kennard:
I understand that television broadcasters in major cities across the United States will begin using additional public airwaves to broadcast digital television signals on May 1, 1999. I am sure that digital broadcasting will offer many opportunities, but I want to know what responsibilities broadcasters will perform in exchange for the free use of the airwaves. Television plays an important and powerful role in my community, and like many Americans I am concerned about [list your concern here: the amount of sex and violence on television, the number of commercial during childrens programming, the lack of local programming addressing the needs of your community, the lack of programming accessible to the disabled].
I believe the airwaves are a public trust and I want to know that the public has been consulted before those airwaves are given away. No one has asked me how TV can better serve me or my family. Please begin a proceeding immediately to consider what people like me can expect in return for giving away such valuable public resources to the broadcasters.