The basic FCC underwriting principles apply to all underwriters, but state and other federal laws may affect a decision to accept a donation from certain organizations.

In one corner, the sinners: casinos, hate groups, makers or sellers of beer, wine or hard liquor, tobacco products and marijuana. In the other corner, the saints: churches, religious organizations, and issue-oriented non-profits. We’ll discuss your basic right to reject underwriters and their proposed copy as well as practical and legal factors relevant to deciding whether to say ‘no’ to particular kinds of underwriters.