Fairness Doctrine

equal-time rule

equal-time rule, a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires equal air time for all major candidates competing for political office. It was preceded by the fairness doctrine, abolished in 1987, which required radio and television broadcasters to air contrasting views on controversial public issues.

The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright© 2014, The Columbia University Press.

Selected full-text books and articles on this topic

Free Expression in America: A Documentary History
Sheila Suess Kennedy.
Greenwood Press, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Document 76: The Fairness Doctrine, 1966" p. 236
Limbaugh Program Demonstrates Need for the Return of the Fairness Doctrine
Corrigan, Don.
St. Louis Journalism Review, Vol. 31, No. 232, December 2000
The Political Editorializing Rules, the Courts, and Election Year 2000
Craig, J. Robert; Smith, B. R.
Communications and the Law, Vol. 23, No. 3, September 2001
The First Amendment under Siege: The Politics of Broadcast Regulation
Richard E. Labunski.
Greenwood Press, 1981
Librarian’s tip: "The Fairness Doctrine" p. 15
Broadcasting Law: A Comparative Study
Eric Barendt.
Clarendon Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: "Rights of Reply and the Fairness Doctrine" p. 157
Changing Channels: The Civil Rights Case That Transformed Television
Kay Mills.
University Press of Mississippi, 2004
Human Resource Management in the Electronic Media
Randall K. Scott.
Quorum Books, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Fairness Doctrine" p. 19
The Fairness Doctrine Is Dead and Living in Israel
Schejter, Amit M.
Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 2, March 1999
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