FCC Proceeds With "No Child Left Behind" Fines

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • John Eggerton Broadcasting & Cable

The Federal Communications Commission issued its first fines for a station airing Armstrong Williams' Department of Education-paid-for plugs for its "No Child Left Behind" initiative. Station-owner Sinclair Broadcast Group doesn't plan to pay the fine and said it will take the commission to court.

The revelation of those payments caused a firestorm of criticism and a dressing-down of the DOE, and it led to payola complaints by Free Press at the FCC.

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