September 26, 2008

FCC will have a problem if Barack Obama appears alone at the debate tonight

John McCain blows off a David Letterman appearance, suspending his campaign in order to solve the economic problems. BUT he is really down the hall getting makeup for a CBS Evening News interview with Katie Couric

If John McCain doesn’t show up in Oxford, Mississippi this evening for the long-planned first of three presidential debates, broadcasters who air a solo-event featuring Democrat hopeful Sen. Barack Obama answering questions could be subject to the FCC’s equal opportunities rule if pressed by the McCain campaign. So says David Oxenford, a partner with the D.C. law firm of Davis, Wright and Tremaine, LLP, in his Broadcast Law Blog.

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