Eleven Political File Complaints Resolved With FCC Handslap

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In a Memorandum Opinion & Order adopted by the Commission on Oct. 2 but withheld from release until late Wednesday, some 11 complaints against commercial TV stations owned by such companies as Nexstar Media Group, The E.W. Scripps Co., FOX, NBC, CBS, Hearst Television and Graham Media Group have been resolved.


Because the complaints from Campaign Legal Center and Sunlight Foundation regarding the stations’ maintenance of political files raised similar issues, consideration of them was consolidated. What did the Commission find?

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