University of Baltimore Law Review


As required by the equal time doctrine, broadcast licensees that permit their facilities to be used by legally qualified candidates for public office must provide all other legally qualified candidates for that office equivalent broadcast time. In 1959, Congress amended Section 315(a) of the Communications Act of 1931,. and created four statutory exemptions to the doctrine. The author analyzes the FCC implementation of these exemptions to determine the parameters and application of each to specific circumstances.

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