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FCC Advances NRB Proposal for Non-Coms to Aid Charities

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is formally considering NRB’s proposal that non-commercial broadcast stations be allowed to use a portion of their air-time to fundraise for the benefit of third-party non-profit organizations. Through public comments and private meetings...

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TV Public Files Ordered Online

Despite concerns from Capitol Hill and others, including NRB, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC ) approved by partisan vote a new regulation requiring TV stations’ public files to be entered into an online database. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Rep. Brian Bilbray (R-CA), and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)....

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Bible Reading and Prayer at the Capitol

As the National Day of Prayer approaches, a Bible reading marathon will again take place at the U.S. Capitol beginning this evening. The U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon, an annual event since 1990, is expected to attract hundreds of Christians to read and...

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Chuck Colson: He Finished Well

Influential author, speaker, radio commentator, and NRB award winner, Chuck Colson passed away on April 21, 2012. The Prison Fellowship founder authored several books that have shaped Christian...

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DOJ Suit Against Apple-Allied Publishers: A Boon for Amazon?

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has filed a massive anti-trust lawsuit against Apple and several other e-book publishers, alleging that they conspired together in 2010 to fix e-book prices at between $12.99 and $14.99 in an effort...

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Video Caption Regulations Made Easy

In October 2011, the FCC reversed hundreds of exemptions that had been granted primarily to Christian TV stations and programmers (most of them non-NRB members) which had previously...

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Gospel for Asia: Waters of Life

A South Asian inmate tasted fresh water for the first time in eight years after Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported missionaries gave a local prison five BioSand water filters that will provide an unlimited...

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Christian Educators Fight for Religious Rights

School districts continue to attack academic freedom by restricting religious speech in the classroom. One such case is that of John Freshwater, a Christian teacher in a public school who was fired by the Mount Vernon City School...

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Member Spotlight: For Faith & Family

For Faith & Family invites you to imagine yourself sitting alongside their hosts and guests as they engage in conversation about life, marriage, parenting, leadership, and the hot topics of the day. Dr. Richard Land...

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No ENDA Executive Order For Now

Senior White House officials angered a number of LGBT activists by informing them that, at this time, President Obama is not planning to sign an Executive Order similar to the controversial Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA). Rather, the...

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FCC Appeals Janet Jackson Indecency Case

Janet Jackson’s “wardrobe malfunction” during the 2004 Super Bowl drew a $550,000 fine from the FCC; however, a federal court spared CBS by throwing out the penalty. Now the FCC is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to...

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Administration Engages Western Hemisphere on Broadband

At the Summit of the Americas in Colombia, President Obama announced a new initiative to enhance broadband access in the Western Hemisphere. The “Broadband Partnership of the Americas” is intended to rally governments, donors...

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Senators Bring New Twist to Nominations Battle

Miguel Estrada, a lawyer keenly familiar with nominations battles in the Senate, is partnering with Senate Republicans to challenge President Obama’s unilateral appointments made earlier this year. President Obama defied...

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That “Other” Threat on the Web

There are numerous threats to the average citizen that emanate from the web. Families with children, for instance, have to guard against predators and pornography. Then there is the threat of invasions of personal privacy through...

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NRB Prays for Colson

NRB joins others in the Christian community in praying for Chuck Colson and his family as news of his health decline reached Dr. Frank Wright, President & CEO of NRB. "If we could hear from Chuck today, he would remind us...

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Court of Appeals Strikes Down Non-Com Regs

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a stunning decision last week, one that could impact every non-commercial broadcaster in America, including a large number of NRB member radio and television stations...

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