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APRIL 04 2008

After Complaints, WHNT-TV Must Respond to FCC
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After Complaints, WHNT-TV Must Respond
to FCC
by Mary Hicks of Associated Content

....State Democratic Party Chairman Joe Turnham has asked the
Federal Communications Commission to make a formal inquiry
concerning political pressure was behind the blackout. WHNT general
manager Stan Pylant claims technical problems with a receiver and
the story was aired at another time.

Did this station violate any FCC rule in respect to political material or
other rules?

The Communications Act of 1934 has several sections that address
equal opportunity and access to broadcast facilities in respect to
candidates running for public office.

If the former governor was a candidate for public office and the
blackout were found to be intentional then this might fall under one of
the following sections of the communications Act of 1934.

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