ch.7 political speech - Political Candidate Bdcstg Equal...

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Political Candidate Bdcstg Equal Opportunities for Political Candidates Sec. 315 “Equal time”: Candidates for the same office must have equal opportunity to purchase broadcast time during comparable times of the day.
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Political Bdcstg 315 Sec. 315 If any licensee shall permit any person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office to use a broadcasting station, he shall afford equal opportunities to all other such candidates for that office in the use of such broadcasting station:
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Political Bdcstg 315 Provided, That such licensee shall have no power of censorship over the material broadcast under the provisions of this section. No obligation is imposed upon any licensee to allow the use of its station by any such candidate. Appearance by a legally qualified candidate on any—
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Political Bdcstg 315 Exemptions (1) bona fide newscast, (2)bona fide news interview, (3)bona fide news documentary (if the appearance of the candidate is incidental to the presentation of the subjects covered by the news documentary), or
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Political Bdcstg 315 Exemptions (continued) (4) on-the-spot coverage of bona fide news events (including but not limited to political conventions and activities incidental thereto), shall not be deemed to be use of a broadcasting station within the meaning of this subsection.
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Political Broadcasting 315 Nothing in the foregoing sentence shall be construed as relieving broadcasters, in connection with the presentation of newscasts, news interviews, news documentaries, and on-the-spot coverage of news events, from the obligation imposed upon them under this chapter to operate in the public interest . . .
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Political Broadcasting 315 and to afford reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views on issues of public importance.
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Political Broadcasting 315 315 triggered when candidate or his or her voice appears. 315 does NOT require free time 315 does require ad sales at lowest unit rate.
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Political Broadcasting 315 Zapple rule (part of fairness doctrine) Supporters of opposing candidates get “equal” time (free for free, paid for paid) to respond to ads that do not contain candidate’s voice or picture.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2011 for the course JRLC 5040 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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ch.7 political speech - Political Candidate Bdcstg Equal...

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