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Group warns against regulating liquor ads

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The Washington Legal Foundation is issuing a warning to the Federal Communication Commission, and its chairman, Reed Hundt, about attempting to regulate liquor advertising even as the FCC continues to seek information from TV stations running Seagram's new spirits commercials. In a letter to Mr. Hundt, executives of the foundation warn that a bid to regulate the advertising would be a "misguided and ultimately unlawful attempt to censor alcohol advertising. Such censorship would not effectively advance the FCC's goal and would serve only to damage the First Amendment and free speech rights of all Americans."

Copyright October 1996, Crain Communications Inc.

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