FCC RULING ON ANTI-DRUG SPOTS JOLTS ADVERTISERS

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(March 27, 2001) -- A little-noted Federal Communication Commission decision has jolted advertisers and threatens one of the building blocks of the White House Office of National Drug Control anti-drug advertising efforts.

Two TV networks, believed to be Walt Disney Co.'s ABC and Viacom's CBS, have warned the Advertising Council that the FCC's December decision, reached after a petition filed by the National Organization for Normalization of Marijuana (NORML), raises serious concerns. Seefull story

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