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Federal Communications Commission / Fairness Doctrine #111152

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 04, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John Martin) Controversy over FCC's decision to abandon fairness doctrine for broadcasters examined; details given, scenes shown. [Federal Communications Commission general cnsl. Diane KILLORY - believes doctrine is unconstitutional.] [Federal Communications Commission chairperson Dennis PATRICK - defs. ending doctrine.] [Ralph NADER - accuses Federal Communications Commission of transferring monopoly power to broadcast industry] Challenge to fairness doctrine by "Red Lion" case in 1964 reviewed. [1969, Reverend Billy HARGIS - crusades against communism and for his brand of Christianity.] Outcome of author Fred Cook's legal challenge to respond to Hargis noted.

Jennings, Peter;
Martin, John

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