Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1987 Mr. Hollings, from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, submitted the following report together with additional and minority views of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, on S. 742 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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SeriesReport / 100th Congress, 1st session, Senate -- 100-34
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 161 p. ;
Number of Pages161
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Open LibraryOL14279258M

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[United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce.]. The origins of the fairness doctrine lay in the Radio Act (), which limited radio broadcasting to licensed broadcasters but mandated that the licensees serve the public interest.

The Federal Communications Act () supplanted the Radio Act and created the FCC, the chief regulatory body governing the Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1987 book. airwaves, with a mission to. The act is rooted in the media world ofwhen lawmakers became concerned that by virtue of their near-stranglehold on nationwide TV broadcasting, the three main television networks — NBC, ABC and CBS — could misuse their broadcast licenses to set a biased public agenda.

The Fairness Doctrine, which mandated that broadcast networks. The subcommittee heard testimony on S.the Fairness in Broadcasting Act ofwhich would reinstate the fairness doctrine in broadcasting.

Sinclair could even put the Fairness Doctrine back in play, a rule established in to require that the networks—all three of them—air all sides of issues. The doctrine was abandoned in the s with the proliferation of cable, leaving citizens with little recourse over broadcasters that misuse the public airwaves, except to oppose the renewal of licenses.

The legislation, entitled the "Fairness in Broadcasting Act of ," is sponsored in the Senate (S. ) by Ernest Hollings, the South Carolina Democrat, and.

The "public interest" justification for the fairness doctrine is outlined in Section of the Communications Act of (amended in ). The law required broadcasters to provide "equal opportunity" to "all legally qualified political candidates for any office if they had allowed any person running in that office to use the station."However, this equal opportunity offering Author: Kathy Gill.

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Conservative Republicans like Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott tried repeatedly to reinstate the doctrine through the bipartisan Fairness in Broadcasting Act.

They abandoned it inthe last. Replacing the Federal Radio Commission, the FCC not only regulates radio and television broadcasting under the authority of Federal law, but telephone, telegraph, and cable television.

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The FCC eliminated the policy in and removed. The controversy that swirled around the media, the First Amendment, and the Fairness Doctrine comes to mind.

The Fairness Doctrine (whose precursor was the Radio Act of ) was enacted into law in and repealed by Ronald Reagan in An attempt to reinstate it could not withstand Reagan’s veto in   "Bill Clinton Talks of Re-Imposing Fairness Doctrine or At Least ‘More Balance’ in Media," Broadcasting & Cable, 13 Feb.

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its intended effect. In the spring of before the FCC repealed the doctrine, both U.S. houses of Congress voted to make the Fairness Doctrine law and require the Commission to ensure that all licensed stations adhere to the doctrine’s policies.

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