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Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (Telecommunications (New York, N.Y. : 1974).)

United States Federal Communications Commission

Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (Telecommunications (New York, N.Y. : 1974).)

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Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (Telecommunications (New York, N.Y. : 1974).) by United States Federal Communications Commission Download PDF EPUB FB2

Public Notice Pursuant to suggestions which the Commission has received from many interested persons, several changes have been made in the definitions of terms as used in the Commission's report of March 7,entitled "Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees." These.

Genre/Form: Public service radio programs: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees book States.

Federal Communications Commission. Public service responsibility of broadcast licensees. March publication of the Federal Communications Commission entitled Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees. Get this from a library. Public service responsibility of broadcast licensees: report.

[United States. Federal Communications Commission,]. Charles Siepmann (–) was a British-born media scholar and policy advocate who spent much of his career in the United States where he was a professor at New York University's graduate communication program for over two decades.

Siepmann was instrumental in drafting the FCC document "Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees", which became known as the "Blue Book" for Born:Bristol, England.

The FCC's interest in program control began with the chain-broadcasting investigation of the late s, culminating in the "Blue Book" ofPublic Service Responsibility For Broadcast Licensees.

The Blue Book differentiated between mass-appeal sponsored programs and unsponsored "sustaining" programs offered by the radio networks. This was the Blue Book, so-named because of its blue cover but formally known as Public Service Responsibility of Licensees. The Blue Book defined how the FCC would assess the public interest performance of licensees at renewal time.

It required four basic components: live local programs, public affairs programming, limits on excessive. Infor example, the FCC issued a Blue Book entitled Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees, in which it identified 14 major elements of programming that are generally necessary in the service of the public interest.

The list included elements like opportunity for local self-expression, programs for children, news programs. Inthe FCC issued the Public Service Responsibility of Licensees called the Blue Book. It evaluated the public interest performance of licensees at renewal time. It examined four mechanisms: live local programs, public affairs programming, restrictions on excessive advertising, and unsponsored programs.

Victor Pickard: The Blue Book (so named because of its blue cover) was a controversial report published by the FCC in Officially titled the “Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast.

In this document, broadcast regulatory issues since are outlined and discussed in relation to social forces. The s saw open warfare between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and broadcasters, as a result of the FCC expanding its powers. Inthe FCC issued its "Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees," which became known as "The Blue Book."Author: Linda J.

Busby. 25) Formally entitled, Public Service Responsiblity of Licensees, this document became known as the Blue Book because of its blue cover. 26) See generally, KRATTENMAKER, supra note 13; JOHN R.

BITTNER, LAW AND REGULATION OF ELECTRONIC MEDIA, (2nd ed. Prentice Hall ) (recounting history of the regulation of broadcast programming).

27) Id. cover with black lettering that read Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (FCC, a). The lost history of the Blue Book The Z lue ook, as it soon came to be known, arguably represents one of the most progressive initiatives by one of the most progressive Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) in US history.

The FCC's 's "Blue Book," officially titled the "Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees." Not all of these initiatives were successful, but they all sought to reorient the balance between profit and service in the American news media.

TV stations are required to broadcast 3 hours of educational programming each week. Ads that provide inaccurate information can be subject to legal actions by the FTC. There are strict limits on minutes of advertising per hour a network can broadcast.

Broadcasters are allowed to air "indecent content" between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and regional stories. This trend was further encouraged by the release of an FCC report, Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees, which stated that the FCC would consider the inclusion of local news programs to be a positive factor when deciding whether to grant or renew licenses In addition to reminding broadcast licensees, cable operators, and others, pursuant to this PN, of their respective disclosure responsibilities under the Commission's sponsorship identification rules, the Commission seeks comment on VNRs and their use by broadcast licensees and cable operators.

With this more detailed information, we will be. What did the Public service responsiblity of broadcast licensees do. defined programming guidelines for judging radio broadcasters' performance at renewal time and was the FCC's first significant effort to clarify its public interest standard.

Public access channels are channels on cable or satellite networks that have been set aside for noncommercial public use such as educational, community, or public service programming. Broadcast law should ensure the regulator is able to insist on the inclusion of public access channels as a condition of licensing a cable or satellite by: The Public and Broadcasting Manual ((e)(8), (e)(7)) (retain most recent version indefinitely).

This pamphlet, written by the Commission, is intended to explain in understandable terms the various aspects and purposes of broadcast service, the Commission’s regulation of it, broadcasters’ obligations, and how the public can.

Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees The FCC published this set of policies as a way of controlling stations and encouraging more publicly responsible programming. Through station licensee renewal, the policy document create a self-regulatory process wherein stations enforced the policies or were not considered for renewal.

Federal Communications Commission: Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (the "Blue Book"; ) (PDF at ) United States. Federal Communications Commission: Study Guide and Reference Material for Commercial Radio Operator Examinations (Washington: GPO, ) (PDF at ).

Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (FCC, a). The lost history of the Blue Book The ‘Blue Book’, as it soon came to be known, arguably represents one of the most pro-gressive initiatives by one of the most progressive Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) in US history.

service obligations, and what you can do if you believe that they are not. In exchange for obtaining a valuable license to operate a broadcast station using the public airwaves, each radio and television licensee is required by law to operate its station in the “public interest, convenience and necessity.”.

A prime example of this project was the Blue Book (so named because of its blue cover). Officially titled the “Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees,” it defined substantive programming guidelines for judging radio broadcasters’ performance at license renewal time and was the FCC’s first significant effort to clarify its public interest : Victor Pickard.

Note, Broadcast Licensee's Past Conduct as a Determinant of the Public Interest, 23 U. of(). It has also been noted that speeches and informal statements by individual Commissioners have often had significant impact upon programming and other activities of licensees.

Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees (FCC, a). The lost history of the Blue Book The ‘Blue Book’, as it soon came to be known, ar guably represents one of the most pro-Author: Victor Pickard.

FCC Blue Book: Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees: FCC policy on service to the community (comment on the above) The Battle over the FCC Blue Book: Determining the role of broadcast media in a democratic society, FCC Annual Reports Compilation of FCC activity.

public and the commercial interest. In the FCC issued its Report on Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees, which became known as The Blue Book. The Blue Book was an expression of the Commission's belief that.

Officially titled the “Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees,” the document laid out programming guidelines for judging radio broadcasters’ performance at license renewal time and constituted the FCC’s first significant attempt to clarify its public interest standard.

During the s a media reform movement of grassroots activists and a progressive Federal Communication Commission (FCC) emerged to challenge the commercial interests consolidating control of US media. A key initiative born out of this movement was the so-called Blue Book, a high-water mark for FCC progressive activism that mandated social responsibility obligations for broadcasters in Cited by: Nelson Bros.

Bond & Mortgage Co., U.S.(); Federal Communications Comm'n, Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees: Report by the Federal Communications Comm'n (a/k/a Blue Book) () (summarizes key rulings dating from the operation of the predecessor Federal Radio Commission and articulates current policies).

US Federal Communications Commission () Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees. Washington, DC: FCC. Voskuil, Dennis () ‘The Power of the Air: Evangelicals and the Rise of Religious Broadcasting’, in Q.J. Schultze (ed.) American Evangelicals and the Mass Media.

Grand Rapids: Zondervan. The public file is an excellent resource to gauge a station’s performance of its obligations as a Commission licensee. Additionally, the purpose of this Manual is to provide you with the basic tools necessary to ensure that the stations licensed to serve you meet their obligations and provide high quality broadcast Size: KB.

He was a major contributor to the landmark FCC Report Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees, the "Blue Book" that guided U.S. broadcast regulation from the late s into the s. He directed the first study of television viewing and its potential social by: 1.

broadcast licensees used the public spectrum to create a universally The Federal Radio Commission and the Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees, 11 J. FED. COMM. ASS'N 5, 14 () (citation omitted). TOWARD A BROADBAND PUBLIC INTEREST STANDARD the. A & THE ' "Public 'Cited by: 1.

Public Service Responsibility of Broadcast Licensees was a report published in by the Federal Communications Commission, which sought to require radio broadcasters in the United States to abide by a number of public service requirements.

The report was informally and referred to as the FCC Blue Book because of the report's blue cover; the Blue Book bound the privilege of holding a. Inthe FCC released the staff report entitled Public Service Responsibility of Licensees which became more popularly known as the "Blue Book" because of its blue cover.

(31) The Blue Book attempted to clarify the Commission's position on the public interest standard by setting forth programming guidelines for consideration of a licensee's. Public service television was established in Estonia in ; Latvia in ; Moldova in ; Lithuania in ; Armenia in ; Georgia in ; Azerbaijan inand Kyrgyzstan in In Ukraine a public service broadcasting law was passed in but has not Cited by: CPB acts as a guardian of the mission and purposes for which public broadcasting was established.

The Board of Directors established the Goals and Objectives to set CPB’s strategic direction. The Goals and Objectives, which are periodically reviewed and updated by the Board, are set forth on the following page.

Perhaps typical of a Notice of Inquiry, as opposed to a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the Commission’s solicitation of comment in some respects is quite open-ended.

7 So, while the Commission recites all the various programming and service obligations that currently apply to broadcast licensees, from coverage of community issues to political.Scholarly review published by H-Net Reviews.

Victor Pickard has drawn together two strong currents of media criticism in the s to argue that reform advocates were united by a common call for a public service standard as an alternative to an unregulated pursuit of profit.terprise operated in the public intere~t."~ The Federal Communications Act("the Act")= re- quires licensees and franchisees to serve the '"ublic interest, convenience and necessity" in exchange for the privilege of using the broadcast spect~um.~ The fact that many such operators,Cited by: 1.