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by David Hanks for Global Exchange
Wednesday, Sep. 06, 2000 at 3:52 PM
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Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Sixth
Democratize media access.
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6. Democratize media access.
Television and radio greatly influence the public's ideas about candidates and their positions. The candidates, in turn, require millions of dollars in contributions to buy political advertisements and reach the citizenry. The public has the right to hear all viewpoints regardless of the funds available to the candidates. Radio airwaves and television channels are public property. We must democratize access to the media by providing free or reduced-cost radio and television time to all candidates.
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