NAB Statement on FCC Adoption of Political File Clarification Order

April 21, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the FCC’s adoption of an order clarifying broadcasters’ political file obligations, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

“NAB is pleased the FCC today clarified that a broadcaster’s good faith judgment governs its efforts to capture each of the required pieces of the complex web of political advertising rules. This wise clarification will lead to better outcomes for the public and not mire broadcasters in ‘gotcha’ advocacy complaints. Broadcasters are committed to providing the public with complete and transparent files, and today’s order achieves that in a fair and even-handed fashion.”

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