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Fairness Doctrine: Complete Coverage from Broadcasting & Cable

4/21/2009 09:45:00 AM Eastern

In 1987, the Federal Communications Commission abolished the Fairness Doctrine, a policy requiring broadcast license holders to present controversial issues of public importance in a balanced and equitable manner. The abolition of the policy is generally credited with the explosion of conservative talk radio in the decade that followed. 

As broadcasters, legislators and communications experts once again debate the possibility--and the wisdom--of re-instating the Fairness Doctrine, Broadcasting & Cable provides complete coverage, including guest commentary.

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Boucher: No Plans To Reinstate The Fairness Doctrine


Diane Disney Says Fairness Doctrine Repeal Hurt Nonprofits


Floyd Abrams Knocks First Amendment   


Senate Votes to Ban Return of Fairness Doctrine


Free Press: Consolidation, Not Fairness Doctrine, Bred Conservative Talk 


Obama Restates Opposition to Return of Fairness Doctrine


Obama Does Not Support Return of Fairness Doctrine



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