Why and How the FCC Regulates Public Media


Understand the role of the FCC in public media, as well as what defines acceptable sponsorship copy.

What is the FCC? The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency located in Washington, D.C., and directly responsible to Congress. The FCC’s jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Read more. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The FCC is directed by five Commissioners appointed…