From: "J. Vary" <>

To: NTIADC40.NTIAHQ40(piac)

Date: 12/3/97 10:57am

Subject: Public Comment

I am writing in the hope of persuading you to require digital broadcasters

to provide free TV advertising time for cadidates of public office. The

operators of public airwaves have an obligation to serve the public

interest. Allowing candidates to debate is clearly in the public

interest, and providing this free of charge will serve the public by

removing the interests of big money from the exchange of ideas. Please

make the right decision and allow our candidates to tell us their views

without requiring them to become puppets of big business.


Jay Vary