ERIC Number: ED124119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Title VI, Public Broadcasting and the First Amendment.
Frank, Theodore D.
This paper explored the question of the applicability of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 to public broadcasting. Basically, those provisions require recipients of federal grants to use those funds in a non-discriminatory manner such that the benefit of the programs funded by the grants is available without regard to race, national origin or sex. The thesis of the paper was that there are some questions whether Titles VI and IX can be applied to public broadcasting under the terms of the provisions themselves. And even if the Titles themselves permit their enforcement with respect to public broadcasting, serious First Amendment questions are raised both by their very application and by the procedures established for their enforcement. Legal precedents are cited to conclude that the objectives sought to be achieved by Titles VI and IX are secured by other means and the application of those provisions to public broadcasting would constitute an unwarranted burden on the system. (HAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972