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Ch 3: Politics Influence on Media Regulations Broadcast liscense How long advertisments are Day time/prime time Distribution Production Labor laws Fin-syn (1970-1993) Regulted ownership issues Networks that distributed TV weren’t allowed to produce also Goal was to give local networks more freedom to choose programs Advantages Diverse programming More people involved with making the content Maude – tv show No problems with abortion episode when first aired because the political climate at this time wasn’t concerned with this Regulate financial interest Content would intensify Revoked in 1993 Deregulation – government allowed more conglomeration Big corporations allowed to own more things Major networks own their own shows Disney, NBC – Law & Order
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Ch 3: Politics Influence on Media Fairness Doctrine (1949-1987) Have to give equal time to differing program views Candidates/political messages Equal information Not directly politically influenced by hearing 1 side Problems Candidate has to come to network 1
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