Positions advocating
the Fairness Doctrine:
Link: The New Fairness Doctrine Alternative
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C-SPAN video:

James Gattuso, Heritage Foundation & Andrew Jay Schwartzman, Media Access Project

This week on The Communicators, James Gattuso, a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation and Andrew Jay Schwartzman, President and CEO of the Media Access Project. Each discuss the need for renewing the "Fairness Doctrine." The Fairness Doctrine, which was repealed in 1987, required broadcast licensees to present controversial issues of public importance in a honest, equal and balanced manner.
Fairness Doctrine Advocate Identified - from Huffingtonpost.com
Fearing Fairness - When you don't know what it is
The Fairness Doctrine - How We Lost It And Why We Need It Back
Text of
H.R. 501 Fairness and Accountability in Broadcasting Act
H.R. 501 [109th]: Fairness and Accountability in Broadcasting Act
Media Diversity Promoting Diversification of Ownership In The Broadcasting Services

Media Ownership: Fighting media concentration that stifles diverse viewpoints

H.J.RES.79 Title: Disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media ownership.Sponsor: Rep Inslee, Jay [WA-1] (introduced 3/13/2008)
S.J.RES.28 Title: A joint resolution disapproving the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission with respect to broadcast media ownership.Sponsor: Sen Dorgan, Byron L. [ND] (introduced 3/5/2008)

Positions opposing the Fairness Doctrine:
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C-SPAN video:

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN)

This week's guest on The Communicators is Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN). Congressman Pence will discuss his efforts to keep the Fairness Doctrine from being reinstituted. .

Obama's New "Fairness Doctrine" - an inaccurate fortune telling commentary by Jack Thompson (humanevents.com)
H.Res.694 [110th] Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 2905) to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine. Sponsor: Rep. Mike Pence [R, IN-6] (Introduced 10/1/2007)


H.R.2905 [110th] Title: To prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine. Sponsor: Rep Pence, Mike [IN-6] (introduced 6/28/2007)


S.1748 [110th] Title: A bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine. Sponsor: Sen Coleman, Norm [MN] (introduced 6/29/2007)


S.1742 [110th] Title: A bill to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from repromulgating the fairness doctrine. Sponsor: Sen Coleman, Norm [MN] (introduced 6/28/2007)
Media Ownership: Fighting media concentration that stifles diverse viewpoints

FCC 07-216 - FCC looking for more deregulation - looser ownership rules

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