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Le Duc, Don R., Ed.; Krasnow, Erwin G., Ed. – CLIENT, 1975
To aid the public in obtaining information and documents from the files of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this guide, written with assistance from the FCC staff, explains which office to approach and in what form to make the request. Ways to obtain informaion by visiting the FCC are explained along with methods for obtaining…
Descriptors: Communications, Federal Government, Government Libraries, Government Publications
Markin, Karen – 1991
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the late 1980s appeared to pursue its own agenda of broadcast deregulation, notwithstanding congressional pressures. The apparent power shift is evident in a case study of the interactions between Congress and the FCC on the subject of children's television. In the early 1970s, the FCC tended to…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Childrens Television, Federal Government, Federal Regulation
Frederick Community Coll., MD. – 1997
In 1997, Frederick Community College (FCC) in Maryland conducted a telephone survey of a random sample of 466 Frederick County residents to identify their perceptions of the college. In particular, the survey examined Frederick County residents' image of FCC, level of awareness of services and programs offered by FCC, and the types of services…
Descriptors: Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Data Collection
Huff, W. A. Kelly – 1988
The emergence of frequency modulation or FM radio signals, which arose from the desire to free broadcasting of static noise common to amplitude modulation or AM, has produced the controversial development of stereo broadcasting. The resulting enhancement of sound quality helped FM pass AM in audience shares in less than two decades. The basic…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Government Role
Weiss, Kenneth – 1982
The Sunshine Act, designed to encourage open meetings to increase public understanding of the governmental decision-making process, went into effect in March 1977. A total of 50 agencies, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), are subject to the provisions of the Sunshine Act. The act lists 10 exemptions, any of which can result in…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disclosure, Federal Legislation, Media Research
Choate, Robert B. – 1973
The author advocates the outright ban of commercials from Saturday and Sunday morning television and makes several other recommendations that he believes would improve programing and reduce the hard sell of child targeted advertising. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could form a Children's Television Broadcast Center and establish a…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Child Psychology, Childhood Attitudes, Children
Colby, Pamela A. – 1993
From 1969 to 1993 the definition of program length commercials has not been consistent. The FCC's first involvement with program length commercials was in 1969 when "Hot Wheels," a cartoon based on Mattel Corporation's Hot Wheels cars, was alleged to be nothing more than a 30 minute commercial. The FCC made no formal ruling but did…
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Commercial Television, Federal Regulation, Government Role
Glasser, Theodore L. – 1983
That competition in broadcasting may not bring about sufficiently heterogeneous programing has long been the subject of debate among policymakers, and nowhere has that debate been more acrimonious than in its application to the diversification of radio formats. While the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) prefers to leave questions of…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Competition, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Jassem, Harvey; Glasser, Theodore L. – 1980
This paper argues that the United States Supreme Court's 1978 "FCC v. Pacifica Foundation" decision, in which the Court held that broadcasters must refrain from transmitting unseemly language at a time of day when children are most likely to be in the audience, has created a perilous dilemma for broadcasters: how to accommodate a child's…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Case Studies, Censorship, Children
Jung, Donald J. – 1989
Arguing that the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) decision abolishing the Fairness Doctrine rested on unquestionable and untestable ideological assumptions, this paper asserts that the FCC has pursued broadcast deregulation with inadequate consideration of either social scientists' knowledge about the news media and their audiences, and…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Media Research, Policy Formation, Programing (Broadcast)
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McGregor, Michael A. – Journalism Quarterly, 1989
Analyzes the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) assignment of renewal expectancy to existing broadcast licensees within the framework of the Commission's ongoing inquiry into the comparative renewal process. Discusses and analyzes the rationales given by the Commission to justify its current policy. Finds only the criteria of excellent…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Television, Media Research, Policy Formation
Huff, W. A. Kelly – 1988
Historically, radio broadcasting has been affected by innovational, social, technological, and economic change. For instance, FM (frequency modulation) radio emerged out of a desire to free broadcasting of static noise common to AM (amplitude modulation) signals. The eventual response by AM was to improve the technology of the signal. The inquiry…
Descriptors: Audiences, Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Government Role
Huff, W. A. Kelly – 1990
In the mid-1980s, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) reformed the National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) as a liaison between receiver manufacturers and amplitude modulation (AM) broadcasters to promote unity in upgrading AM transmission and reception, and to aid AM in narrowing the sound quality gap with frequency modulation (FM). In…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Broadcast Reception Equipment, Government Role, Media Research
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC. – 1977
This report focuses on two issues of civil rights in broadcasting--the portrayal of minorities and women on network television and the employment of these groups at television stations. Findings and recommendations concerning portrayal are derived from content analyses of television drama and television news. Commentary on employment is based on…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Civil Rights, Employment, Employment Opportunities
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. – 1991
Section A of the Media and Law section of these proceedings contains the following 11 papers: "The Record of the Rehnquist Court on Freedom of Expression" (F. Dennis Hale); "An Examination of the FCC's Minority and Gender Licensing Policies" (Howard Kleiman); "Exploring the Possibilities of an International Right of…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights Legislation, Collaborative Writing, Constitutional Law
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