Free Air Time for Campaigns

President Clinton spoke to a conference on political reform. He stated that the present controversies over campaign financing in the… read more

President Clinton spoke to a conference on political reform. He stated that the present controversies over campaign financing in the 1996 election must be a spur to congressional action on this issue. He also argued that free television time could reduce the influence of money on politics since candidates need large sums of money to buy expensive air time. Before the president spoke, Mr. Cronkite urged broadcasters to serve the public interest by agreeing to provide free television time to political candidates. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
79565-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 11, 1997
Last Aired:
Mar 12, 1997

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  • Mar 11, 1997 | 12:34pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 11, 1997 | 8:13pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 1997 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN 2
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