The Fairness Doctrine required broadcasters to present fair and honest information about all sides of a controversial issue. The doctrine was dismissed in 1987.
Photograph by Michael Christopher Brown, National Geographic
Save to My Library
person or organization who participates in television or radio communication.
member of a country, state, or town who shares responsibilities for the area and benefits from being a member.
questionable or leading to argument.
policy or system of teachings.
U.S. federal agency whose mission includes regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable.
to fund or provide money to an organization or individual, usually for a specific purpose.
(1791) update to the U.S. Constitution prohibiting government from interfering with freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom to petition the government.
to provide knowledge.
to give or make available.
people of a community.
course of actions, beliefs, and laws taken by a government having to do with a specific issue or concern.
to overturn or reject something that was once guaranteed.
against the laws of the United States Constitution.
to break a rule.