ERIC Number: ED191039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Religious Broadcasting, the Establishment Clause, and Federal Communications Commission Regulatory Policy.
This paper examines the question of whether the religious broadcasting industry has indirectly received unconstitutional aid from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It reviews individual FCC cases involving religious programing and religious broadcasters, the constitutional meaning of the establishment clause, and the limits the courts have set on governmental relationships with religion. The paper is divided into six major sections dealing with (1) the establishment clause, (2) the FCC and the religion issue, (3) comparative hearings on religious programing proposals, (4) fairness doctrine complaints about religious programs, (5) petitions to deny renewal and transfer applications, and (6) ownership of religious broadcasting agencies. The final section concludes the analysis and states that there is no evidence that the FCC has contributed to the establishment of religion. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism (63rd, Boston, MA, August 9-13, 1980).