France Propose a Ban on TVcs
French President Nicholas Sarkozy has proposed a ban on commercials on television and to support the ban with a small tax on the internet and mobile phones. France, like other countries around the world, is struggling to find ways to keep cultural industries, like video and music, afloat at a time when their traditional audiences are waning. And Sarkozy feels that some dramatic measures will be needed to turn the tide over. More in the International Herald Tribune.