Saturday, November 20, 2010

Public Interest

WLWT, Station ID/Local documentary promotion, 1977

"It is the purpose of the First Amendment to preserve an uninhibited marketplace of ideas in which truth will ultimately prevail, rather than to countenance monopolization of that market, whether it be by the Government itself or a private licensee. It is the right of the public to receive suitable access to social, political, esthetic, moral, and other ideas and experiences which is crucial here. That right may not constitutionally be abridged either by Congress or by the FCC."
--Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, 395 US 367, June 9, 1969

Image: Private collection

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