- Jan 9, 2017
In response to CLC and Sunlight Foundation's 2014 complaints against broadcast stations for failing to follow public file rules, the FCC issues this order, admonishing the stations and construing the public file rules expansively, warning stations that from here on out they need to comply with these requirements.
- Jan 9, 2017
In response to CLC and Sunlight Foundation's 2016 complaints against a Cincinnati broadcast station that failed to follow public file rules, the FCC issues this order, admonishing the stations and construing the public file rules expansively, warning the station that from here on out they need to comply with these requirements.
- Oct 20, 2016
The Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, Sunlight Foundation, and Benton Foundation filed a complaint regarding violations of the Communications Act and the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) regulations by Scripps Media, Inc., licensee of WCPO-TV, an ABC-affiliated broadcast television station in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Campaign Legal Center shapes political broadcasting policy by promoting awareness and enforcement of political broadcasting laws through rulemaking proceedings and complaints at the Federal Communications Commission, Congressional action, litigation in the courts and public education. We support efforts to revitalize competition in our democratic process by ensuring that the public airwaves serve as a forum for open and vibrant political debate, especially among candidates, through stronger public interest obligations for digital broadcasters and efforts to make the airwaves accessible to more candidates—not just those with deep pockets or access to special interest dollars to pay for political advertising.