SHOULD A CABLE ACCESS CHANNEL ALLOW THE KKK TO AIR A PROGRAM

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SHOULD A CABLE ACCESS CHANNEL ALLOW THE KKK TO AIR A PROGRAM? 1.Situation Definition: PaulBankston managed a small cable operation (Cloverleaf Cable) in the city of Pittston, population 250,000. When Cloverleaf was given the cable franchise, nearly 15 years prior to this event, it was given under the condition that the cable network supply a public-access channel where local residents could voice their opinions. Under the condition, Bankston had no editorial control, it was a forum for the people and no one could be censored. Then one day a Ku Klux Klan leader from nearby came to Pittston to demand access to the cable system. He wanted to air a movie that prominently featured cross burnings and then have a panel discussion between various Klan supporters. Bankston turned to local black leaders for sympathy and support, but they had none to give to him. .. they simply told him that the program would be inflammatory and could possibly lead to violence in the community. Bankston was faced with a serious choice, either follow the legal obligations of the franchise, let the KKK air their program and then deal with the
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