ERIC Number: ED072618
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Publication Date: 1973
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The Politics of Broadcast Regulation.
Krasnow, Erwin G.; Longley, Lawrence D.
The thesis of this book is that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is but one party in the development of broadcast regulations--it feels pressure from not only the industry and Congress but also the White House, citizen groups and the courts. Four major commission actions are analyzed in terms of those pressures. These actions are: the shift of FM from the 44 mhz range to the 98 mhz range in 1945; the development of an all-channel receiver bill of 1962 as a means of aiding UHF television; the abortive effort in 1963 to adopt the National Association of Broadcasters commercial limits as commission rules; and the establishment in 1970 of policy to aid license-renewal applicants who are faced with challenges by competing applicants--a policy subsequently overturned by the courts. (JK)
St. Martin's Press, Inc., 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.10010 (hard back, $8.95, paperback, $3.95)
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