FCC pressed for alcohol ad inquiry

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The Federal Communications Commission was petitioned by more than 200 organizations to launch a broad inquiry into TV advertising of alcoholic beverages. Included among the groups were Center for Science in the Public Interest and the National PTA. FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, seeking support from other FCC members for an inquiry, said, "When so many Americans of such prominence and commitment ask the FCC to look into a very troublesome use of the airwaves, it's an abandonment of our duties as public servants if we don't, at the very least, conduct a public inquiry into the issues they're raising."

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