FCC: "TMZ," "700 Club" both "bona fide" newscasts

05/5/2008 | Variety (subscription required)

Fox's "TMZ" and Christian Broadcast Network's "The 700 Club" have each been deemed a "bona fide newscast" by the FCC, and are not required to offer equal time to political candidates, according to this article. Shows that offer "genuine news value" are exempted by Congress from the equal time mandate for candidates seeking public office.

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