WCVB - new source of revenue

Robert S Chase attychase@comcast.net
Tue May 26 13:01:04 EDT 2009

Back in the day radio and TV stations did these types of spots for free. 
They were called PSAs. I guess now that it is a political issue it goes into 
the category of revenue streaming. I suppose the government has an interest 
in enforcing existing laws by notification and education but should it also 
be allowed to take sides in proselytizing for new law or changes in the law 
to the public?  Should government agencies be allowed to buy time to 
advocate a point of view? Should the people who are holding office be 
allowed to buy time using government funds on radio and television to 
advocate a point of view?

> ...Is  Partnership for a Drug Free America the only kind of announcement
> they  will allow?  I can think of a lot of useful things that local
> government might want to buy time for, if the price was right, that
> might be a lot easier to justify in these tight  times.....

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