FCC Requires Television Broadcasters to Provide More Local Programming Information to the Public

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 24, 2008

Press release: “The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today adopted a Report and Order (Order) which requires television broadcasters to provide more information on the local programming they are broadcasting and facilitate the public’s access to that information. The Commission is committed to establishing and maintaining a system of local broadcasting that is responsive to the unique interests and needs of individual communities. Today’s action ensures the public is well informed about how well television stations are serving their local communities and will make broadcasters more accountable to their viewers.”

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