Goto Section: 76.1700 | 76.1702 | Table of Contents
Revised as of May 23, 2019
Goto Year:2018 |
§ 76.1701 Political file.
(a) Every cable television system shall keep and permit public
inspection of a complete and orderly record (political file) of all
requests for cablecast time made by or on behalf of a candidate for
public office, together with an appropriate notation showing the
disposition made by the system of such requests, and the charges made,
if any, if the request is granted. The “disposition” includes the
schedule of time purchased, when spots actually aired, the rates
charged, and the classes of time purchased.
(b) When free time is provided for use by or on behalf of candidates, a
record of the free time provided shall be placed in the political file.
(c) All records required by this paragraph shall be placed in the
political file as soon as possible and shall be retained for a period
of two years. As soon as possible means immediately absent unusual
(d) Where origination cablecasting material is a political matter or
matter involving the discussion of a controversial issue of public
importance and a corporation, committee, association or other
unincorporated group, or other entity is paying for or furnishing the
matter, the system operator shall, in addition to making the
announcement required by § 76.1615, require that a list of the chief
executive officers or members of the executive committee or of the
board of directors of the corporation, committee, association or other
unincorporated group, or other entity shall be made available for
public inspection at the local office of the system. Such lists shall
be kept and made available for two years.
[ 65 FR 53621 , Sept. 5, 2000, as amended at 83 FR 7631 , Feb. 22, 2018]
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Goto Section: 76.1700 | 76.1702
Goto Year: 2018 |
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