Unformatted text preview: cational television. More public affairs/documentaries programming. Expanded broadcasting time from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Characteristics: o 1) Networks produced most programs. o 2) Networks used multiple sponsors. o 3) Made more documentaries (public affairs). o 4) Longer news programs. o 5) Most primetime programs now filmed. o 6) Networks owned most of the TV stations in the US. FCC Regulations to Weaken the Power of the Networks o The Prim-Time Access Rule (PTAR) was passed in 1970. o The Financial In...
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- Fall '11
- FCC regulations, licence renewals