Johnson, Nick

Johnson, (Nicholas) Nick

(1934–  ) government official, broadcast activist; born in Iowa City, Iowa. A University of Texas Law School graduate, he fought for broadcast reform as a Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) (1966–73). He authored How to Talk Back To Your TV Set (1970), a manual for consumer advocates, and headed the National Citizens Communication Lobby in 1975. After leaving the FCC, he taught law at various universities, most notably the University of Iowa (1981).