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.

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Fairness Doctrine: Selected full-text books and articles

Free Expression in America: A Documentary History By 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 By Corrigan, Don St. Louis Journalism Review, Vol. 31, No. 232, December 2000
The Political Editorializing Rules, the Courts, and Election Year 2000 By 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 By Richard E. Labunski Greenwood Press, 1981
Librarian’s tip: "The Fairness Doctrine" p. 15
Broadcasting Law: A Comparative Study By Eric Barendt Clarendon Press, 1993
Librarian’s tip: "Rights of Reply and the Fairness Doctrine" p. 157
Human Resource Management in the Electronic Media By Randall K. Scott Quorum Books, 1998
Librarian’s tip: "Fairness Doctrine" p. 19
The Fairness Doctrine Is Dead and Living in Israel By Schejter, Amit M Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 2, March 1999
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