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fairness doctrine:

see equal-time ruleequal-time rule,
a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires equal air time for all major candidates competing for political office. It was preceded by the fairness doctrine, abolished in 1987, which required radio and television broadcasters to air contrasting views
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Patrick, perhaps seeing that his tenure would be brief because his president's second term was coming to an end, moved quickly to finish eliminating the Fairness Doctrine.
Some lawmakers on the left have broached the idea, arguing that the demise of the Fairness Doctrine has led to the explosion of volatile talk-radio programming and today's partisan rancor.
One famous victim of the Fairness Doctrine was WXUR, controlled by Rev.
It is interesting to note that the Master Settlement Agreement refers to a comprehensive set of anti-smoking policies, whereas the Fairness Doctrine and the broadcast cigarette advertising ban were piecemeal (specific) policies.
177) The Fairness Doctrine pushed back on negative liberty and required the FCC to actively impose on broadcasters an obligation to include in their programming the debate of public issues and a fair coverage of all sides to such issues.
The FCC's report became known as the Fairness Doctrine, which created a "two-fold" duty for broadcasters:
Among the threats identified are the "new dogma of fairness," the isolation of classical liberalism, the European Union, antireligious orthodoxy, single women, overregulation, the fairness doctrine, the abandonment of democracy promotion, anticapitalists, the rise of mass dependency, the United Nations Women's Treaty, cyber-anonymity, Shariah in the West, and transnational progressivism.
Average Doug: My Take on America: From Politics and Government to Society" is a collection of thoughts and opinions on many of America' current issues from Douglas Kammerer, presenting his own ideas on how to improve America, presenting his views on everything from the Fairness Doctrine to the input of organizations such as GLAAD.
Shut Up, America: The End of Free Speech" is a look at the rising possibility and opposition through law of the Fairness Doctrine that will restrict some political views on the airwaves of radio and television.
In another move, SPJ leaders also formally opposed the recent talk of reintroducing the Fairness Doctrine.
Though the Fairness Doctrine met its demise in 1987, the issue of balanced media coverage is just as relevant today as it was then.