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NRB Highlights Christian TV

As Senate Commerce Committee Members considered the “State of Video” in a hearing this week, NRB trumpeted the value of faith programming in American media. In particular, Dr. Frank Wright, President & CEO of NRB, highlighted the vital importance of “Must Carry” laws, which enable many local television broadcast stations, including religious stations, to be viewed on pay-TV platforms. He also emphasized care for religious programming in spectrum allocation deliberations.

“Congress and the Supreme Court were right in establishing and upholding today’s 'Must Carry” law,' Dr. Wright stated “Religious TV stations providing valuable content and services for their local communities have blossomed in recent decades. I encourage Senators to recognize the important place of these ministries for TV consumers and to uphold sound and unobtrusive 'Must Carry' law.”

Regarding spectrum, Dr. Wright declared, “Let us be careful not to auction away wholesome programming from the airwaves.”

NRB continues to urge policies that honor the important services of Christian television broadcasters in their local communities.

By Aaron Mercer, Vice President of Government Relations

Published: May 17, 2013

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