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ERIC Number: ED122333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 17
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Public Access: Evolution of the Citizen Agreement.
Garay, Ronald
This paper examines public access by focusing attention on development of the citizen intervenor role and development of the citizen agreement concept, and by discussing the future role of agreements as viable elements of public access. Examined are such topics as the history of citizen intervention, the history of citizen agreements, reimbursements and contributions, citizen agreement disapproval, the Proposed Policy Statement on Citizen Agreement, comments received by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on its Proposed Policy Statement, and the adoption of the Agreement Statement. It is concluded that seven years ago the mere accomplishment of a negotiated citizen agreement brought praise from the FCC. Now, praise is reserved not for accomplishments by citizen groups in negotiation with a license, nor for the spirit of public interest consciousness of an agreement, but for the "saving clause" that virtually relieves the broadcaster of the obligation to honor any accompanying provisions of the agreement. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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