CTCS 191 Review 1

CTCS 191 Review 1 - CTCS 191 Review FCC, Fin-Syn, PTAR,...

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CTCS 191 Review FCC, Fin-Syn, PTAR, Reagan, and Telecommuncations Act of 1996 The FCC is a government agency that sets the terms of television service and network competition. It  guaranteed that U.S. television would be commercially broadcast, dominated by few corporations with  stations in the largest cities, having a three network oligopolistic structure, have national advertisers and a  chain of affiliate stations. As the FCC states, “the Nation’s media regulations must promote competition  and diversity and facilitate the transition to digital modes of delivery”. The FCC was concerned about the  negative influences of advertising. Regulations regarding stations “serving the public interest” pushed for  the following: stations had to provide balanced coverage, had to occasionally air controversial 
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2008 for the course CTCS 191 taught by Professor Holt during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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