Deregulation of the Broadcasting Media (1984)
An increasing number of Bills advocating deregulation of the broadcasting media have been introduced into Congress over the past several years.
Since 1934, the Federal Communications Commission has been empowered to guarantee the public’s right to:
- Programs on issues of public importance.
- Presentation of differing viewpoints on issues (fairness doctrine).
- Equal time (equal opportunities doctrine) for candidates for public office and response to personal attacks.
Therefore, Women’s League for Conservative Judaism supports:
- Continued FCC regulation of the broadcast media as the least restrictive means of insuring a public hearing on all issues.
- Fairness in broadcasting to combat religious, racial and ethnic discrimination.