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ERIC Number: ED077040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 14
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Access to the Airways: Rationale and Applications.
Hanks, William; Longini, Peter
Current movements toward greater public access to the airways are discussed. Traditional practices have limited access to journalists employed by stations and to those who purchase time and have allowed only limited responses to station-initiated editorials. Legal arguments that support citizen demands for more access arise from the First Amendment, the public-interest section of the Communications Act of 1934, the Fairness Doctrine amended into the Act, and the Programming Policy Statement of the FCC. Recent court litigation on this issue and the experimental programs in certain areas in developing means for increased public access are also discussed. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Communication Assn. (New York, March 1973)