Director / CrewWe are Casey Johnson, David Windsor and Stacy Traub and are the showrunners of the ABC comedy series, The Real O’Neals. Ask Us Anything!
Mar 14th 2017 by TheREALONeals • 7 Questions • 188 Points
My short bio: We are privacy experts fighting for your digital rights in Washington, DC. Broadband privacy is at risk under the new administration. Ask us anything!
Chris Lewis, Vice President at Public Knowledge
Dallas Harris, Policy Fellow at Public Knowledge
reddit.com/u/JayACLU: Jay Stanley, Senior Policy Analyst for the ACLU Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project
reddit.com/u/FPGauravLaroia: Gaurav Laroia, Policy Counsel at Free Press
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Edit: Thank you for asking such great questions during our AMA hour! We're wrapping up now, at 2:05pm EST, but we'll try to check in later today to see if we missed any.
You guys do good work! I watch this with my 14yr old son and we end up having great discussions about things like being different, confidence, family, and the love that he can always depend on at home, no matter who he is as he becomes a young man. So yeah, thanks! So here's my question since the mod deleted my comment for not having a question. Do you get feedback from parents and kids?
Who is in charge of regulating broadband providers--Congress, the FCC, the FTC, something else? And why?
Yes, many kids tweet to us and Noah from around the world saying that his character gives them hope. We also hear from parents who say that the show has helped them understand and talk to their gay son or daughter. It's nice to see a version of yourself on TV. We feel so lucky that we could give these people a voice and something recognizable on TV.
Right now, Congress placed the FCC in charge of broadband privacy, through Title II of the Communications Act. The FCC is the sector expert on communications networks, while the FTC has jurisdiction over broad privacy (read: not communications networks) like on websites and average companies. Most Americans have access to only one broadband provider. Maybe two. That's a local monopoly. Because there's little competition for broadband networks, protecting consumers in this specific market is so much more important. That's why the FCC created broadband rules last year. There were rules for telephones for decades, but the FCC wanted to make sure the broadband rules were applicable for the broadband age.
Do you have a guest star (or guest writer) wish list for next season? If so, who would you love to have on the show?
Ellen Degeneres is our dream guest star for one of Kenny's fantasies. Maybe Kerry Washington could date Pat for an episode? And always, George Takei!
We did a mashup with a Sia song in the Christmas episode and we'd love to have on the show. She could wear whatever wig she wanted.