ERIC Number: ED181497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov-30
Reference Count: 0
Broadcasters and the First Amendment: No Stone Tablets.
Ferris, Charles D.
This speech by the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission discusses some of the issues facing the broadcasting industry concerning the First Amendment such as guidelines for the percentage of adult informational programing, the Fairness Doctrine, government censorship, regulation of news programs, and access of the electorate to speeches on public issues. It includes views on how First Amendment considerations are being evaluated, especially in the area of programing for children. It also describes some of the issues related to reasonable access to broadcast time for political candidates. It indicates that the trend to hybrid communications services such as videotext requires the development of a framework for deciding future issues of broadcast regulation. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission
Note: Address presented before the Federal Communications Bar Association (Washington, DC, November 30, 1979).