|Title||The FCC and Public Policy|
|Host||Buckley, William F. (William Frank), 1925-2008.|
|Guest(s)||1) Wiley, Richard. - Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission|
|Taped on||Oct 9, 1975 (Washington, DC)|
|Broadcast Date||Nov 1, 1975|
|Duration||60 minutes (or hh:mm:ss)|
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|Summary||Sharp fire is traded between Mr. Wiley, who was one of the country's most powerful regulators, and Mr. Buckley, who, as chairman of the board of a broadcasting company, was one of his regulatees. RW: "It's a process of evolution, and I think we're making changes as the public interest dictates. And the public interest evolves and changes; it's not a static term." WFB: "There you go with 'the public interest.' You know, what baffles me, as a casual student of the term, is that 'the public interest,' like the word 'democracy,' is used, depending on the intentions of the user, for entirely paradoxical purposes, sometimes in the same paragraph. The public interest all of a sudden becomes that which the majority want; but if that which the majority want is a particular kind of program, then the public interest becomes what the minority want."|
|Subject Heading(s)||United States. Federal Communications Commission.|
Telecommunication -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Telecommunication policy -- United States.
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