ERIC Number: ED246493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The United Church of Christ: Defending Access to Broadcasting.
Brill, Bettye Wright
The 20-year conflict of the United Church of Christ (UCC) with the broadcast industry concerning discrimination is described in this report, which first details in part how UCC's challenge to the license renewal of station WLBT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, established important legal precedents. It then describes UCC's groundbreaking work in investigating discriminatory hiring practices of broadcast stations, and reviews the reported reticence of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in taking decisive action to stop abuses. Other areas of relevance detailed in the report are the UCC's involvement in challenging the FCC's stance on deregulation of airwaves as public property, and the regulation of cable broadcasts. (CRH)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Civil Rights, Commercial Television, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Racial Discrimination, Radio, Religious Discrimination, Religious Organizations, Telecommunications
Freedom of Information Center, Box 858, Columbia, MO 65205 (1-24 copies, $1.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Freedom of Information Center, Columbia, MO.