FCC To Eliminate Fairness Doctrine

Law360, New York (August 22, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission announced Monday that it was planning to formally eliminate the Fairness Doctrine, a long-dormant policy that requires equal coverage of controversial issues on public airwaves.

The FCC said it will eliminate the rules that make up the Fairness Doctrine, which it abandoned as policy in the 1987, as part of its removal of 83 media-related rules deemed outdated and obsolete.  The agency will likely adopt the change on Wednesday, and the move will be official once published in the Federal Register, it...
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