From: SUZANNE SAVOIE <email@example.com>
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