In Re Complaint of ACCURACY IN MEDIA, INC. against NATIONAL BROADCASTING CO., INC.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
41 F.C.C.2d 1
RELEASE-NUMBER: FCC 73-537
May 21, 1973 Released
Adopted May 16, 1973
BY THE COMMISSION: COMMISSIONER ROBERT E. LEE CONCURRING AND ISSUING A STATEMENT; COMMISSIONER JOHNSON CONCURRING IN PART AND DISSENTING IN PART AND ISSUING A STATEMENT IN WHICH COMMISSIONER HOOKS JOINS.
1. The Commission has before it an Application for Review filed on March 6, 1973 by Accuracy in Media, Inc. of the ruling of the Broadcast Bureau of February 27, 1973.
2. We have examined the pleadings herein and believe that the Bureau's ruling was correct. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 1.115(g) of the Commission's Rules and Regulations, the Application for Review IS DENIED.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, BEN F. WAPLE, Secretary.
CONCURRING STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER ROBERT E. LEE
Today, I concurred with my colleagues, with the understanding that the Commission will expeditiously review, and hopefully revise, the fairness doctrine criteria that now must be met by all interested parties. Such revisions should be designed with the objective of easing the "burdens" of all parties involved in a fairness doctrine controversy.
STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER JOHNSON CONCURRING IN PART AND DISSENTING IN PART IN WHICH COMMISSIONER HOOKS JOINS
While I concur in the disposition of this case, I disagree with the majority finding that complainants have not presented a controversial issue of public importance.