Bookcover of Carl McIntire's Crusade against the Fairness Doctrine
Booktitle:

Carl McIntire's Crusade against the Fairness Doctrine

Fundamentalist Preacher and Radio Commentator Challenges Federal Communications Commission and its Fairness Rules

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2010-07-25 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-27459-2

ISBN-10:
3639274598
EAN:
9783639274592
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
This book explores the role of Carl McIntire and his radio station, WXUR, in the demise of the Fairness Doctrine. It argues McIntire and WXUR are underappreciated factors that contributed to the death of the doctrine. In 1987, the FCC repealed this policy, which required radio and TV stations to devote a reasonable amount of air time to issues of public importance within the licensee's community, and to offer programs addressing opposing views on important community issues. The FCC denied WXUR's license renewal request in 1970, concluding the station had failed to comply with the doctrine. Despite their historical significance, McIntire and WXUR have been largely ignored by media studies scholars. McIntire's crusade influenced lawmakers, the courts and the American public. His legacy did not end when the FCC suspended its fairness requirements. The Fairness Doctrine's demise contributed to a resurgence of politically conservative commentary on U.S. radio airwaves. Today's talk radio stations are dominated by conservative voices, thanks, in part, to McIntire's crusade. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in U.S. broadcast history and telecommunications policy.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Patrick Farabaugh
Number of pages:
204
Published on:
2010-07-25
Stock:
Available
Category:
Media sciences
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
Carl McIntire, WXUR, Fairness Doctrine, Federal Communications Commission, Telecommunications Policy, Broadcast Journalism, political talk radio, First Amendment, freedom of speech, Freedom of the Press

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