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Federal Communications Commission Proposed Restricting Some Religious TV
Summary of eRumor:
religious broadcasters and organizations appealed for public help to
overturn an FCC decision affecting some religious formatted TV stations.
The decision applied to those licensed as educational stations and would have severely restricted how much religious programming they
Federal Communications did issue guidelines which would have cut back how much
religious programming could be carried on TV stations classified as
"non-commercial educational" stations. Religious broadcasters
regarded the ruling as unconstitutional, a violation of the first amendment.
A subsequent vote on the guidelines by the FCC, however, rejected them, a
decision hailed by the religious broadcasters as a victory.