Election 1944: Plea for Dewey radio time to be renewed (8-26-44)

The Pittsburgh Press (August 27, 1944)


Plea for Dewey radio time to be renewed

New York (UP) – (Aug. 26)
Herbert Brownell Jr., Republican National Committee chairman, said today he agreed with the Army’s first decision that President Roosevelt’s speech at the Bremerton, Washington, Navy Yard Aug. 12 was political, and disclosed he was renewing his request to the major radio networks to grant Governor Thomas E. Dewey free time on the air.

Under an FCC ruling, Governor Dewey is entitled to the same radio facilities accorded the Chief Executive “when he becomes a politician.” Mr. Brownell said his first request for free time was refused Aug. 21 by the radio stations.

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