Election 1944: Dewey raps FCC’s radio censorship (9-11-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (September 11, 1944)


Dewey raps FCC’s radio censorship

Washington (UP) –
The Federal Communications Commission should have no right of radio censorship nor control over the content of radio programs, Republican presidential nominee Thomas E. Dewey said today in a copyrighted interview published by Broadcasting Magazine.

He said:

When the FCC starts to control program content, free radio goes out the window. The government no more belongs in this field than in the field of the newspaper and magazine.

He added that he favors a new law which would restrict the FCC to regulation of technical facilities.