The Good Guys, the Bad Guys and the First Amendment: Free Speech Vs. Fairness in Broadcasting

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Random House Publishing Group, Jan 23, 2013 - Law - 272 pages
Unlike newspapers, TV and radio broadcasting is subject to government regulation in the form of the FCC and the Fairness Doctrine, which requires stations "to devote a reasonable amount of broadcast time to the discussion of controversial issues" and "to do so farily, in order to afford reasonable opportunity for opposing viewpoints." In this provocative book, Fred W. Friendly, former president of CBS News examines the complex and critical arguments both for and against the Fairness Doctrine by analyzing the legal battles it has provoked.
 

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Contents

Foreword
Conversation in the Fish Room
The Race to the Circuits
Judgment Day in the Supreme Court
Killing Gnats with a Sledgehammer
Line Trouble in Mississippi
SomeCommercials May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Squaring Tornillo and Red Lion
Walking the Tiger Back
Acknowledgments
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