Fairness Doctorine: History and Constitutional Issues

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The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) that required broadcast licensees to cover issues of public importance and to do so in a fair manner. In 1987, after a period of study, the FCC repealed the Fairness Doctrine. The debate in Congress regarding whether to reinstate the doctrine continues today. This report covers the history of such debates.

Creator(s): Ruane, Kathleen Ann
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 12, 2009
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Ruane, Kathleen Ann

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 12, 2009
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The Fairness Doctrine was a policy of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) that required broadcast licensees to cover issues of public importance and to do so in a fair manner. In 1987, after a period of study, the FCC repealed the Fairness Doctrine. The debate in Congress regarding whether to reinstate the doctrine continues today. This report covers the history of such debates.

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