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1/5/09: The Fairness Doctrine

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – In 1949, the FCC established The Fairness Doctrine - an attempt to ensure that radio and television stations provided balanced views of controversial issues. It was dissolved in the 1980s as part of Reagan-era deregulation. Recently it's been the focus of right-wing pundits, who fear that the new administration will herald its comeback and the end of conservative talk shows. Monday, we're talking about the Fairness Doctrine and what the FCC under Obama will mean for America's media landscape.

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