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

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

by Fred W. Friendly
     
 

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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.…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307824424
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
2 MB

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