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Federal Communications Commission / Fairness Doctrine #317406

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 04, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(DC: Rita Braver) Controversy over FCC's abolishment of fairness doctrine and regulation's history examined. Federal Communications Commission decision said result of argument presented by New York's WTVH-TV station in nuclear power plant dispute; details given, scenes shown. [Federal Communications Commission chairperson Dennis PATRICK - announces basis of decision.] [Ralph NADER - accuses Federal Communications Commission of transferring monopoly power to broadcast industry] [National Association of Broadcasters spokesperson Wallace JORGENSON - believes fairness doctrine limited freedom of expression.] [Representative John DINGELL - warns White House and Federal Communications Commission of Congress battle.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) CBS chairperson William South Paley's statement quoted.

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan

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