From: EANLA <EANLA@aol.com>
Date: 12/2/97 10:30pm
Subject: Free TV time to candidates
TO: President's Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital
Broadcasters should provide substantial free TV to candidates,
in fulfillment of their federally mandated public interest obligations.
Threshholds to qualify for free 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 the
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.
This would serve the public interest greatly, and would revitalize our
Mha Atma S Khalsa
1536 Crest Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90035