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FCC fines public TV outlet WTTW for running commercials

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The Federal Communications Commission fined Chicago public station WTTW-TV $5,000 for illegally running what it said were commercials for Zenith Electronics Corp., Amoco Oil Co. and Sun America in 1996 and 1997. The FCC also said Prudential Securities' underwriting announcement for "Wall Street Week" on PBS stations is an illegal ad.

Copyright December 1997, Crain Communications Inc.

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