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Florida / Radio Commentary Controversy #293132

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 09, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Controversy over radio station WINZ's campaign to block latest rate increase by Florida Power and Light Company (FPL) and utility's response examined; background explained. [PEOPLE - consider FPL overpriced.] [WINZ program director Dave RYDER - claims FPL wants to put station out of business.] FPL said asking Federal Communications Commission to fine station and revoke its license for alleged violations of personal attack rule. [FPL vice president Jack FRANCIS - considers station's statements vicious.] [WINZ commentator Larry KENT - calls FPL "corporate thieves."] [FRANCIS - feels WINZ's behavior is setting precedent.] WINZ's response, include giving FPL several hours of air time to express its views, outlined. [RYDER - believes FPL is trying to prevent radio stations from conducting similar campaigns. in the future.] Current status of legal battle outlined.
REPORTER: Steve Kroft

Kroft, Steve;
Rather, Dan

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