Wiley, Richard 1979

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This is journalist Richard Wiley’s acceptance speech of the 1979 Thomas Jefferson Award.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Richard Wiley

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: None Given (Acceptance Speech)

Length: 30 minutes


Abstract

Tape 1, Side 1: Introductory speech, Taking in bounties of life and giving back to society, Public’s right to know, Section 315 of Communications Act, Freedom of speech, Free enterprise, Deregulating broadcast industry, Dick Wiley, Beliefs, Memberships, involvement and occupations, Taught law, Writing for legal journals, American Bar House of Delegates, Council of Administrative Conference of U. S., Richard Wiley’s acceptance speech, Dedication, Senator Sam Ervin (1973), Senator Hubert Humphrey, Views of fundamental values, Individual liberty, Freedom of speech and press, James Madison quote from 1788, Unique relationship between broadcast journalists, and federal government, Print journalist, Electronic journalist, First radio program, KDKA (1920), Press election (1920), Role of government in regulating press, Laissez faire, Federal Radio Act (1927), Communications Act (1934), Anecdote: Court of Appeals concerning CBS network, Revisions of Communications Act (1975, 78, 79, 80), Fairness Doctrine, Issue oriented, Equal Time Law, Candidate oriented, Become "No Time Law", Too many people running, Some candidates have more to say and deserve more time, Outlived its usefulness, Prohibited journalists, Law suspended (1960).

Tape 1, Side 2: Thomas Jefferson quote, Closing.


Range Dates: 1920-1979

Bulk Dates: 1970s


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