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McGregor, Michael A. – Journalism Quarterly, 1986
Argues that the FCC prefers an unregulated marketplace for children's programing, but that it has not been shown that the marketplace will work for this program type. (FL)
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Economic Factors, Federal Regulation, Government Role
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Levin, Harry J. – Journal of Communication, 1986
Reviews the empirical evidence cited by the FCC in favor of increasing the allowable number of radio and TV stations owned by one group. Argues FCC was biased in favor of deregulation despite weighty evidence indicating continued need for regulation. (MS)
Descriptors: Decision Making, Federal Government, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Virts, Paul H. – 1982
Because the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) decision to deregulate commercial radio has created great controversy over what constitutes "public interest" in broadcast deregulation, this paper provides a brief historical analysis of the bases for defining the public interest standard in broadcast regulation and examines the use…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Models, Public Agencies
Fowler, Mark S. – 1981
This paper contains transcripts of two speeches given by the chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) outlining his philosophy concerning the function of that agency and its relationship to the telecommunications industry. The first transcript discusses the primary management objectives identified by the FCC as follows: (1) to…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Management by Objectives, Management Systems
Rowland, Willard D., Jr. – 1982
In spite of apparent successes, it remains questionable whether communications reform groups have had significant impact on public policy toward broadcasting and its role in American society. Historically, the progressive movement and the rise of government regulatory apparatus underlie the communications reform movement. But the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Federal Regulation, Government Role, Modern History
Kleiman, Howard – 1982
A compelling argument can be made for the "public forum doctrine," which states that public broadcasting stations licensed to government bodies have a greater obligation than commercial stations under the First Amendment to transcend political and personal biases in making programing decisions. It is also equally important that…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Court Doctrine, Court Litigation, Court Role