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Objectivity and balance amendment to Public Telecommunications Act of 1992

CPB from its start had always had responsibility for ensuring "objectivity and balance" in programming that it funded, but on June 2, 1992, the U.S. Senate amended the House bill including CPB's reauthorization (H.R. 2977) to add related responsibilities. Amendments were accepted by the House and signed by the President in August. Text below is from the act as signed by the President.

Objectivity and Balance Policy, Procedures and Report

SEC. 19. Pursuant to the existing responsibility of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting under section 396(g)(1)(A) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396(g)(1)(A)) to facilitate the full development of public telecommunications in which programs of high quality, diversity, creativity, excellence, and innovation, which are obtained from diverse sources, will be made available to public telecommunications entities, with strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature, the Board of Directors of the Corporation shall--

Source: Library of Congress web site


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