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Meaning of fairness doctrine

fair'ness doc"trine

Pronunciation: (fâr'nis), [key]
  1. a policy mandated by the Federal Communications Commission, requiring radio and television stations to grant equal time to a political candidate, group, etc., to present an opposing viewpoint to one already aired.
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