Candidate as talk show co-host?
Sat Jul 15 10:08:31 EDT 2006
I always tried to avoid putting candidates for office on the air as fill-in
hosts, unless they were unopposed. If the guy is unopposed, or if he has
only one opponent who they also plan to allow a fill-in opportunity, then it
is certainly something that can work without running into any fairness
issues, legally or otherwise.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel Billings" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 14, 2006 10:46 PM
Subject: Candidate as talk show co-host?
> The liberal half of WGAN's morning show was on vacation this week. Ethan
> Strimling, a State Senator from Portland and a candidate for re-election
> this fall, filled in as the co-host. He has filed in regularly on the
> over the last couple of years. It seems weird to me that the station
> have a candidate for office as a show host on a political talk show just a
> few months before the election. Thoughts?
> -- Dan Billings, Bowdoinham, Maine
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