Public Comment

From:      SUZANNE SAVOIE <>
To:        NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(piac)
Date:      11/27/97 11:13am
Subject:   Public Commment

I am writing to urge the commitee to require digital bradcasters to 
provide free TV time to candidates for public office.

If this were inacted it would allow third party candidates much 
needed air time to voice their views, and give the public a wider 
range of choices. Is this a representative government? Only the 
candidates with the most money are able to Buy time for them to show 
the public their platform. How can this be fair? How can there be an 
equal chance for each candidate? Until there is free air time given, 
the democratic system of voting cannot follow through. 

This would curb negative advertisments which systematically turn off 
viewers from listening to the candidates, making the political 
process what it should be, fair and equal, for every candidate.

I urge the committe to support such a requirement, and hope to hear 
a response soon.

Suzanne N. Savoie