From: EANLA <>

To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(piac)

Date: 12/2/97 10:30pm

Subject: Free TV time to candidates

TO: President's Advisory Committee on Public Interest Obligations of Digital

Television Broadcasters

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

democratic institutions.

Thank you.

Mha Atma S Khalsa

1536 Crest Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90035