- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent agency directed by five commissioners who are appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. The FEC is responsible for the regulation of television radio, satellite and cable broadcasting in the U.S., including laws regulating political advertising and requiring the disclosure of the sources of the funding for political ads. The Campaign Legal Center takes part in FCC rulemaking proceedings through the filing of petitions and comments, and files complaints with the agency when it believes broadcasters are not complying with the law.