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Quoting from the Museum of Broadcast Communications:
“The policy of the United States Federal Communications Commission that became known as the “Fairness Doctrine” is an attempt to ensure that all coverage of controversial issues by a broadcast station be balanced and fair. The FCC took the view, in 1949, that station licensees were “public trustees”, and as such had an obligation to afford reasonable opportunity for discussion of contrasting points of view on controversial issues of public importance. The Commission later held that stations were also obligated to actively seek out issues of importance to their community and air programming that addressed those issues. With the deregulation sweep of the Reagan Administration during the 1980s, the Commission dissolved the fairness doctrine. 1”
“The fairness doctrine ran parallel to Section 315 of the Communications Act of 1937 which required stations to offer “equal opportunity” to all legally qualified political candidates for any office if they had allowed any person running in that office to use the station. The attempt was to balance–to force an even handedness. Section 315 exempted news programs, interviews and documentaries. But the doctrine would include such efforts. Another major difference should be noted here: Section 315 was federal law, passed by Congress. The fairness doctrine was simply FCC policy. 1”
“By 1985, the FCC issued its Fairness Report, asserting that the doctrine was no longer having its intended effect, might actually have a “chilling effect” and might be in violation of the First Amendment. In a 1987 case, Meredith Corp. v. FCC, the courts declared that the doctrine was not mandated by Congress and the FCC did not have to continue to enforce it. The FCC dissolved the doctrine in August of that year. 1”
The Congress voted to enact the Fairness Doctrine into law; however, it was vetoed by President Regan. The second attempt ran out of support with a threatened veto by President Bush the First. Today, we find, “there is no required balance of controversial issues as mandated by the fairness doctrine. The public relies instead on the judgment of broadcast journalists and its own reasoning ability to sort out one-sided or distorted coverage of an issue. 1”
A license permits broadcasting, but the licensee has no constitutional right to be the one who holds the license or to monopolize a...frequency to the exclusion of his fellow citizens. There is nothing in the First Amendment which prevents the Government from requiring a licensee to share his frequency with others.... It is the right of the viewers and listeners, not the right of the broadcasters, which is paramount.
— U.S. Supreme Court, upholding the constitutionality of the Fairness Doctrine in Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC, 1969.
The fairness doctrine would bring back serious discourse, lengthier soundbites and deeper debates; it will not stifle dissent or free speech it will invite and embrace all voices.
In September 2009 'Law & Order: SVU' moved to Wednesdays 10/9c and often back an hour to 9/8c > the viewerships ranges from 7.1 - 9.1 million, whearas it used to range from 9.1 - 10/11 million. People can't catch SVU every Wendesday night.
In September 2010 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' started out at Wednesday 10/9c before the show got revamped in a good way and moved to NBC Monday nights at 10/9c - a night on NBC no one watches. > the viewership ranged from 7.1-9.0 million now it's down to 5/6 million.
But both shows are of good quality and highly praised by fans and critics.
I would like the BBC to show repeats of their classic British sitcoms like One Foot in the Grave, Last of the Summer Wine (from the very start!), Keeping up Appearances, The Good Life, Fawlty Towers and Only Fools and Horses.
We want to see more of these classic, impeccably crafted comedies on our screens!!
The broadcasting of AFL games at present is not acceptable to the supporters. Games are either not being broadcast live or if they are being broadcast live, it only happens in the state that the game is currently being played in. Most often even this is not the case.
Live games have been commandeered by Pay-TV and means that those who can afford to buy cable get an unfair advantage, but even that is not a guarantee for live game coverage.
Delays of sometimes up to a whole day are completely unacceptable because by that time supporters will already know the score so makes watching the game, after the fact, redundant.
We propose that the AFL and the Australian Communications and Media Authority create a new channel or channels to accommodate the supporters' needs.
Also, during the off-season they could either replay classic matches or broadcast other sports that are of mass interest around those times.
Unfortunately, the much adored weekly boxing news television show "In This Corner with Russ Anber", hosted by the ever-popular veteran boxing coach and analyst, Russ Anber, has been removed from the sports programming of TSN for over a year now.
With the popularity and success of boxing in Canada at an all-time high (Canada presently boasts 3 World Champions) we ask you to please help us bring back "In This Corner with Russ Anber" to TSN's television lineup.
Link to Mr. Anber's Blog on TSN:
Malheureusement, depuis plus d’un an maintenant, l’émission hebdomadaire culte de boxe « In this Corner with Russ Anber » animée par le toujours populaire entraîneur de boxe et analyste Russ Anber n’est plus sur les ondes de TSN.
Alors que la popularité et le succès de la boxe au Canada est à son sommet historique (le Canada compte présentement trois champions du monde chez les professionnels), nous vous demandons de nous aider à ramener « In This Corner with Russ Anber » sur les ondes de TSN.
Lien au blogue de boxe de M. Anber sur TSN :
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa
WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh
Dear Saadh Sangat,
With the grace of the True Guru and under the guidance of the eternal Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji, we are delighted to announce the launch of a brand new digital television station – The Sikh TV.
We feel that many of the issues Sikhs face today around the world are not being actively resolved and will continue to spiral out of control unless steps are taken now to resolve them. The Sikh TV will aim to encourage unity and positivity amongst Sikhs so that we can tackle these issues together as one nation.
Despite being one of the newest world religions, Sikhs have a very rich and proud heritage spanning back over five centuries. However, over the past few generations, this has been lost amongst youth and elders alike. The Sikh TV will provide historical and factual programming and dig up the very roots that Sikhism has grown from.
As todays modern and western society continues to increase pressure on our youth, more and more Sikhs are giving up their identity and taking up consumption of alcohol, tobacco and other intoxicants. The Sikh TV will aim to educate and help our young generation to understand their faith in their language and offer soultions and guidance to the issues that affect them.
The Sikh TV will broadcast 24 hours, 7 days a week to audiences around the world from its base in the United Kingdom. Our aim is to provide spiritual and religious programmes that appeal to young and mature Sikh men and women, and inspire a Sikh way of life as inspired by the Ten Gurus. We will also be producing educational content for non-Sikhs and educational institutions.
The Sikh TV will give generations of Sikhs a platform to reach out and speak out on matters they feel strongly about. This will be a community television channel and we invite all Sikhs to get involved regardless of their age or gender.
We hereby humbly invite all Sikhs to offer their support and blessings for this project and participate by offering their ideas, opinion, comments and suggestions to make this endeavour a resounding success for the present and the future.
WaheGuru Ji Ka Khalsa
WaheGuru Ji Ki Fateh
The Sikh TV
Late in 2010, the British Film Institute’s (BFI) senior management proposed splitting the BFI’s collection of printed works (books, journals and the like) and establishing “digital delivery” to users at the BFI site on the London Southbank with much of the collection physically to be held at the BFI’s Berkhamsted site – about 30 miles north of London and with more than a mile walk (no public transport) between the BFI site and the nearest railway station.
Despite the BFI management claiming that the Library is “core” to the BFI’s collections and that “Developing access to collections continues to be a key goal” the proposed move will worsen access – particularly for those living outside London. Library users value both the integration of the collection and its location. In 2002, the BFI commissioned a consultants’ report which found users valued “ease of access” more than anything else; more than 70% of users said a central London location was very important – and a further 21% said it was quite important. Three quarters of respondents said they would be unlikely to travel to Berkhamsted to use the collections if they were moved there.
Splitting the BFI Library and moving much of it to Berkhamsted will drastically reduce the usefulness and usability of what’s generally agreed to be the world’s best collection of printed materials on the moving image. The BFI management’s plans will drastically damage its usefulness and effectiveness as an instrument through which the BFI has been able to discharge successfully key parts of its mission. If the BFI cannot maintain the integrity and accessibility of its collection of printed materials it must find another agency which can.
Please therefore sign the petition and encourage other past, present and future users of the BFI Library to do so.
Details of developments are usually to be found on the bfiwatch blog at http://bfiwatch.wordpress.com/
"Medium" has been an Intelligent, Thoughtful, Creative and an Unpredictable Television Series which has succeeded on two networks, First NBC, which canceled it to make way for Jay Leno (A disastrous choice) and also on CBS which put it in it's Friday Night at 8:00 PM slot
69. Renew Rubicon!
ABOUT THE SHOW.
Nothing is what it seems, everything is questioned, and clues hide in plain sight in the AMC original drama series Rubicon.
Inspired by the suspenseful and high-stakes political whodunits of the 1970s -- from The Parallax View to All The President's Men -- Rubicon is a modern-day conspiracy thriller that taps into the collective paranoia of a post-9/11 era. Set at the New York City-based American Policy Institute (API), a federal intelligence agency, Rubicon follows Will Travers, a beleaguered and brilliant API analyst who, after being faced with a shocking tragedy, begins to uncover clues that could point to a complex and sinister conspiracy.
Executive produced by Henry Bromell (Homicide: Life on the Street, Chicago Hope, Brotherhood), Rubicon stars James Badge Dale (The Pacific, The Departed) as Will Travers; Jessica Collins (The Nine, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) as Maggie Young; Dallas Roberts (Walk the Line, Flicka, The L Word) as Miles Fiedler; Christopher Evan Welch (Vicky Christina Barcelona) as Grant Test; and Lauren Hodges (Law & Order) as Tanya MacGaffin, with Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket, Natural Born Killers) as Kale Ingram and Academy Award® nominee Miranda Richardson (Sleepy Hollow, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as Katherine Rhumor. Recurring guest stars include Roger Robinson (Brother to Brother) as Ed Bancroft and Michael Cristofer (The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Shadow Box) as Truxton Spangler.
Greenlit to a full series order in June 2009, Rubicon is AMC's third original series. The one-hour, 13-episode weekly series is produced by Warner Horizon Television.
The University plans to appoint a reader/professor in theatre and sack one lecturer specialising in film and one lecturer specialising in television. This is part of the University’s plans to both save money and to reshape the University ‘strategically’. The two lecturers who will be dismissed are most likely to be junior members of staff (the department has a high proportion of young lecturers) and the new reader/professor will certainly be on a much higher pay scale. Therefore, the cost saving objective behind this plan is not apparent. Neither does the ‘reshaping strategy’ (e.g. scaling back film and television while investing in theatre) have any clear reasoning behind it. Repeatedly, the University has claimed that the decision to favour theatre in the current plans is based upon perceptions of relative research strength. For example, early in the process of planning where to make cuts, the University management suggested that film performed less well in the last RAE (Research Assessment Exercise). It was pointed out that this was pure speculation (the RAE results are completely anonymous and do not identify individual lecturers let alone separate theatre from film or television) and they eventually retracted this claim (or, rather, stopped saying it). However, they continue to point to the perceived greatest value for the department of theatre as a research discipline as the basis for their decisions. Whenever they are questioned on the academic basis for their strategy, the University management is unable to point to any factual data, any objective or empirical evidence. We, the undersigned, point out that the University seems to be basing their continued strategy, which will destroy two careers, on gossip and innuendo.
Moreover, by singling out film and television specialists, the University is effectively undermining the interdisciplinarity of the department, which is one of its renowned features. For example, the BA in Film and Theatre is a single-honours degree. The disciplines are substantially integrated through the department’s teaching, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as through the department’s research. Moreover, the recently advertised post of reader/professor in theatre would be the replacement of a retired member of staff whose job title was ‘professor in film and drama’.
We note that the department has been unable to appoint at reader level or above in theatre on two separate occasions (the post was last advertised in August 2010 and the University was unable to draw up a shortlist of a sufficient calibre). In effect, this means that the University will fire two (almost certainly junior) academics in order to have the ‘research leadership’ of a person who they cannot find. This is not only morally indefensible but is also severely misguided. The department is a very young one (in terms of the age of its lecturers), the University having repeatedly invested in the long-term potential of junior staff. Neither the University nor the department has ever suggested junior staff are not fulfilling this potential, so they should have the patience to realise the long-term vision their previous appointments demonstrated and reward the excellence in teaching and research displayed by this vibrant department. The University has also invested in an £11 million building for the department (opening Easter this year), which will contain state of the art facilities for theatre, film and television, and we, the undersigned, suggest the University should better value the staff who will work in its new buildings.
In the current climate, many will feel that financial savings must be made at Reading and at other universities. However, here as elsewhere, savings can be made by voluntary redundancy and the non-replacement of staff. We do not accept the University pursuing a misguided and short-termist agenda that will destroy careers, staff morale, will weaken the diversity of research and teaching in the department and is part of a ‘strategy’ that is ill-conceived and lacks an objective grounding in fact.
Please read on...
To those signing the petition, we ask if you would please email as many of the senior members of the University of Reading management that you can in order to protest against its mistreatment of staff and to demand that it withdraw from its plans for a new appointment in theatre so that it can save existing posts.
The email addresses are below and we have also included a suggested template for the email at the bottom. Please use/don’t use as you see fit. We would be so grateful if you can show your support for the staff in Reading FTT in any way you can and protest against the sacking of two lecturers in order to get in a new, more senior member of staff. This is all part of a severely misguided (not to mention callous) management agenda.
Thank you so much for your support!
Gordon Marshall (Vice Chancellor): firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Fisher (President of University Council): email@example.com
Tony Downes (Deputy Vice Chancellor): firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Robson (Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning): email@example.com
Sue Walker (Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities): firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonathan Bignell (Head of School of Arts, English and Communication Design and member of FTT department): email@example.com
I call on the University of Reading to withdraw its plans to make two lecturers redundant in its Film, Theatre and Television department (FTT) while appointing a new reader/professor in the same department. The University says that its ‘intention remains of course to avoid the need for compulsory redundancy where this is possible’ yet these redundancies are clearly avoidable here – a reader/professor clearly costs a lot more than the lecturers the University plans to dismiss. These redundancies will not only potentially destroy two careers, they will undermine the interdisciplinarity the FTT department is known for and the diversity and vibrancy of its teaching and research.
In the current climate, the University management clearly feels that financial savings must be made. However, here as elsewhere, the savings can be made by voluntary redundancy and the non-replacement of staff. I contend that this would be a much less divisive and much less destructive way of coping with the current funding crisis and would therefore prove to be a much more effective management policy in the longer term.
Thanks for your time in reading this.
We the viewers of Centric Television, ask for a second season to Model City. We are encouraging for you to bring back the show.
Ending "10 Things I Hate About You" -- after a fantastic season, no less -- with Bianca off the cheer squad, Chastity attending another school, Joey kissing a slore (slut/whore, if you were confused) on national television and Larry Miller walking in on Katrick in bed together? "10 Things I Hate About You" has evolved very nicely into one of your strongest series -- fun, funny, a well-written and entertaining half hour ride -- and the fact that you let it go so prematurely?
Several critics praised the series for containing clever dialogue and appealing and rooted characters. Brian Lowry of Variety described the show as "a solid roll for the cable network that was once an albatross around the neck of parent Disney." One critic proclaimed the series as "best thing that ABC Family has ever produced." Randee Dawn of The Hollywood Reporter thought that the series "has genuine appeal." This show deserves a second chance, The ratings were through the roof until they changed the time slot and abcfamily was no longer on some basic cable channels.
This is an amazing show and the best series they have so lets bring it back!
MJHT-A show which started as college based show focusing on youth and fun and not at all rona dhona type. It got an awesome response from viewers.
As the story progressed, it started becoming drama show but in that too the characters bring back the flavour.All in all this is the jaan of so many peoples who cry when there is a sad track and laugh when there is a fun track. Can you guys imagine one of the four leads (Mayank,Nupur,Samrat and Gunjan) die in a road mishap and leave show?
So the show your fan power and stop this from happening.
CBS is taking As the World Turns off the air because they said they are losing viewers.
But, everyone I know WANTS it to stay on air!!
I think that South Park should be able to show the last episode uncensored online. It is called freedom of speech Well just because one jerk makes a treat to you dose not mean you have beep major parts of the episode out.
I think it should be left the way it is online uncensored online only so that fans can watch the show without any beeped out.
We, the loyal fans of the series Ghost Whisperer would like to make our voices heard. We humbly stand by our wish to save this series from being canceled at the conclusion of season 5. It has proved to be among the best in the 2009-2010 season and therefore deserves a chance at returning for season 6. The series is remarkable and well worth watching.
It is our sincerest wish that the series return for season six and get the chance to finish on the terms of its creators and cast instead of the network.
It is our belief that it should be up to those who create the series to say when it should end.
Toonattik has been on our screens since 5th February 2005. Millions of children and families watch the 120 minute programme every Saturday and Sunday morning between 7.25AM - 9.25AM.
If the programme is axed there will be millions of disappointed children all over the UK. As someone who has been watching Toonattik since it began over 5 years ago.
Richard Herring is a comedy institution who has been off the television since 1999 (Give or take a few cameos and panel show appearances) who is now due his own series.
He has found success in the podcasting arena which has enabled thousands of people to (re)discover his talent and led to a show with his podcast partner Andrew Collins on 6music.
Now is the time he should have his own comedy show - he is a genius!
The National Media Museum has decided to cut costs and close it's TV studio, effecting students and professionals alike.
Anyone who uses this studio currently has no where else to go, with the only option being to buy an inferior place to make programmes with inferior equipment.
Since Bradford has recently been awarded City of Film, why would the National Media Museum do this to everyone?
These facilities currently draw students to Bradford University which will no doubt mean a decline in interest in Bradford media production courses.
In September 2008, Cartoon Network made "ONE" of its biggest mistakes ever, they had CANCELED toonami, "ONE" of its best programming blocks, which mainly showed anime and animated shows. I, and many others, were disappointed that this happened and believe it should be fixed immediately.
Dear Warner Bros. Studios, on behalf of many individuals, I am petitioning to see to it that the televison series Freddy's Nightmares gets a Region 1 DVD release in North America. Even though the Region 2 sales were lackluster in Europe, I assure you that they would be much better in the U.S. and Canada (Especially with the remake on the horizon, renewing interest in the series with fans.).
For awhile now, I have heard other Nightmare fans wish, beg, and pray for this series on Region 1 DVD. I too wish that this would happen very soon.
The following are a few online references that show just how much some die-hard Freddy fans are drooling over the possibilty of seeing Freddy's Nightmares on DVD:
82. More GORE on G4
DVDuesday seems to be the only time Chris Gore gets to shine on G4. Being a fan, I did a little research and found that Gore has far more to offer the channel if they would just tap into his potential.
This petition is a request to "the powers that be" at G4 to give Chris Gore his own movie-related show.
Since the early 1980s, media enthusiasts set out to establish what was labelled "Public Television" services. The US, UK and Canada have had their main public television stations, and numerous satellite station affiliates spread out across their countries during this same period and to date.
Denied by the federal government at the time, the local television industry was authorized to create a community access television service for each metro area’s public, but these stations later dropped the “access” from their branding.
It was in 1994, that this third-tier industry in Australia began using commercialism that to date have increasingly encroached with each station, where it has become more stylized like commercial and public television rather than maintaining the philosophical principles of what a community broadcaster should be. On 4 Nov 09, the federal government gave your publicly owned digital spectrum and $2.6 million dollars to launch another commercial-style television network. Did the federal government seek the public’s opinion prior allocating your public ownerships?
Please sign this Petition and let the Australian Federal Government, under Senator Stephen Conroy know that the public should have been consulted on whether or not current community television stations met their philosophical principles as a community broadcaster, and let the public decide their faith and change for a newly designed television service that can live up its principle intentions.
Big Brother would've been the most entertaining show to some. But to others it brought disgust. However, the majority of people enjoyed it and it was those few people who made it very clear, to everyone, that it was a bad show. Our prime minister, of course, agreed, bring the show and all of it's laughs to stand-still. I am a lover of this show, watching it as a religion almost, my family also enjoyed the show.
Something that should be pointed out is the late-night show of Big Brother. There was a lot of controversy over this, and you know what? Stuff you. If you didn't like the late-night stuff, then don't watch it. Those who complained have ruined it for the rest.
Now, I know this is late; it's almost the end of the year, this being a whole year without the notoriously funny show, Big Brother.
Do YOU miss Toonami, and want it back? Now's your chance.
Toonami ended last night, September 20th, 2008 after 11 years worth of broadcasting. I have no idea why or how, but it did.
If you're like me, here's what we can do.
Sign this petition, and bring back the old Toonami broadcasts stating that you, the people, want it back! We dearly miss Toonami, so I suggest you help out.
Remember Dragonball Z, YuYu, Kenshin, Thundercats and others?
Remember Tom, and his spaceship crew?
Do YOU remember Toonami: Rising Sun, the Saturday morning cartoon segment which ran from 9AM until 12PM, airing Thundercats, DBZ, and Tenchi?
Do YOU remember Toonami: Midnight Run? That show you used to watch late at night, because nothing else was on?
Do YOU, most importantly, remember coming home from school, turning on the TV and stopping everything else so that you could watch some Toonami? I know I do.
HELP BRING TOONAMI BACK!
After 55 years passing in TV, it's time for Eurovision to have its own TV channel! The family Eurovision consists of 6 shows: Eurovision Song Contest; Eurovision Dance Contest; Junior Eurovision Song Contest; Eurovision Talent Contest; Eurovision Young Dancers and Eurovision Young Musicians.
The channel could pass past shows, interviews, video clips, news, live shows (of the 6 contests and national selection shows), etc... It would be good to have a Eurovision Channel, spread all over the world! So, sing this petition, and lets get an Eurovision Channel!
All Saints is one of Australia's highest rating and most successful television dramas and has been incredibly popular in many countries since its debut in February 1998.
Channel 7 recently announced that All Saints will be axed in November, at the end of its 2009 season.
We have a growing Facebook group of 400+ Australian viewers who do not want to see this happen!
Not only is All Saints one of our favourite shows, it is also a source of employment for many talented Australians.
We are sick to death of Americal crime dramas, sitcoms and reality programs and we do not want to see quality Australian dramas such as All Saints replaced with this rubbish!
Leverage is a show on TNT in the USA. It has already been given a third season on it's original channel, but it hasn't yet been shipped to the UK.
The programme was shown on bbc 1, bbc 2 and cbbc from 2002-2006, it was banned for "inappropriate content". However children aged 7 and up (cbbs's target audience) should be able to deal with toilets and pants.
Rabbit Ears Productions began in 1985 when creators Mark Sottnick and Doris Wilhousky started on their first production, "The Velveteen Rabbit" narrated by Meryl Streep. Since the big sucess of "The Velveteen Rabbit," Rabbit Ears Productions has moved on to create a different array of series for the program including "Storybook Classics" which features famous nursery rhymes, "We All Have Tales," which features famous folktales from all around the world and "American Heroes and Legends," which features famous tall tale characters told in the American tradition, such as "John Henry," "Anne Oakley," and "Davy Crockett."
Rabbit Ears Productions was very well known in the 80's and 90's for letting celebrities narrate the stories and also letting famous musicians to provide the music and well known illustrators to provide the artwork for the stories. Probably one of the most notable stories from this fantastic company were "The Velveteen Rabbit" that was narrated by Meryl Streep and was the first story from Rabbit Ears Productions to be made, "Pecos Bill," that was narrated by Robin Williams and has often been known as one of Rabbit Ears' finest accomplishments, "The Fool and the Flying Ship" that was also narrated by Robin Williams and was the first story introduced in the "We All Have Tales" series and is noted for bring the "WAHT" series to flight, and "Follow the Drinking Gourd" that was narrated by Morgan Freeman and was known as the most dramatic story out of the "American Heroes and Legends" series. Of course, there were other stories from Rabbit Ears Productions that have also become popular with many fans and therefore, Rabbit Ears Productions had been one of the longest running children's programs that uses limited animation as it originally ran for 10 years.
Unfortunately, around the mid 90's Rabbit Ears Radio, which was created after the huge success of Rabbit Ears Productions, was taken off the air and this had lead to Rabbit Ears Productions being put out of production for many years.
However, in 2000, Chris Campbell along with Mark Sottnick, picked up the series and now they created a new company called Rabbit Ears Entertainment, where they sell the audio CDs and books of the stories that were featured in Rabbit Ears Productions in the 80's and 90's.