Fair On Air

Friday, November 07, 2003

In 1949, the FCC decided that broadcasters, as "public trustees," were responsible for airing a diversity of viewpoints on controversial issues of public importance. But in the deregulatory sweep of the 80s, the so-called "Fairness Doctrine" went out the door. What would happen if the Doctrine were revived today? Brooke speculates with Mark Fowler, who chaired the FCC under Reagan, and Congressman Maurice Hinchey, who wants the Doctrine back.

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