Lawmakers Battle over the Fairness Doctrine

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Monday marked the 21st anniversary of the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine.

The FCC regulation, which forced broadcasters to offer equal time to opposing political views, has caused much debate recently among lawmakers.

Supporters of the doctrine, including Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and House Majority Leader, Steny Hoyer, are now pushing to reinstate it.

President Bush has said he would veto any bill seeking to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. But with the new election coming up, the U.S. could see change on the airways.

Horace Cooper, senior fellow with the American Civil Rights Union, spoke with CBN News on the likelihood of the Fairness Doctrine making its way back to existence. Click the play button for his comments and analysis.

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