Presented by: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
On Thursday, April 16, David Oxenford of the Washington DC law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP will conduct a refresher on the political broadcasting rules. With so many primaries to be held this summer for both state and federal office, this is a good time to review the political rules even in this time of social distancing. We will talk about which advertisers can buy political advertising time, the rates that can be charged, and the public file obligations that are triggered by each sale. We’ll also talk about the enhanced disclosures required for non-candidate political ad buys and the questions that come up when stations receive take-down notices challenging the truth of attack ads. Given that we are in such unusual times, David will begin the session with a very quick review of the status of FCC operations during the pandemic, a topic he will cover in greater depth in another webinar on Tuesday, April 21. So log in on Thursday for a discussion of these political broadcasting issues.