WASHINGTON (EWTN News)—The Federal Communications Commission has approved a proposal to require broadcasters to submit documents about their programming to an online file, available to the public. The proposal was supported by the U.S. Catholic bishops.
In a statement before the vote, Bishop Gabino Zavala, chair of the bishops’ Communications Committee, called the move “long overdue.”
“An online disclosure will supply the public and the commission with a useable database of information about actual programs aired by broadcasters,” he said.
The Church backed the disclosure because several Catholic diocese have had difficulties obtaining airtime on local TV stations. For this reason,...READ MORE