From: Ryan R Sullivan <>

To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(piac)

Date: 12/2/97 5:10pm

Subject: Publc Comment

I am writing to let you know that I, among many others believe that

broadcasters should provide substantial free TV to candidates, in

fulfillment of their federally mandated public interest obligations.

Qualifications for free air time should be reasonable, and set low enough

to allow third party and independent candidates to have access as well.

With free access to the airwaves (and postal system), every challenger

would have a chance to run a viable campaign, especially if free time

were accompanied by spending limits to prevent multi-millionaire

candidates from dominating elections. Additionally, free time could raise

the level of debate, by requiring candidates to appear in their own ads,

for longer than the currently popular thirty second ad. Thank you for

your time.


Ryan R Sullivan