Summary: H.R.315 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (07/19/1989)

Fairness in Broadcasting Act of 1989 - Expresses the findings of the Congress that the Fairness Doctrine: (1) fairly reflects the statutory obligations of broadcasters; (2) received statutory approval from the Congress in 1959; (3) reasonably balances first amendment rights; and (4) has no chilling effect on broadcasters.

Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require broadcast licensees to provide a reasonable opportunity for the discussion of conflicting views on issues of public importance. Requires enforcement and application of such requirement to be consistent with the rules and policies of the Federal Communications Commission in effect on January 1, 1987.