Donald Trump has been a popular entertainer and television personality for decades. But now that the real estate mogul and host of “The Apprentice” is the Republican front-runner for President, how does that impact how TV networks can use Trump on their shows?
Following Trump’s recent appearance on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” Womble Carlyle Telecom attorney John Garziglia discusses this topic with The Hollywood Reporter. Garziglia said other candidates could demand equal time. If so, NBC will have to decide how to respond, he said.
“Sooner or later, in the same way that Citizens United made an important decision about speech, the FCC’s scheme for political time will be ruled unconstitutional,” Garziglia tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Click here to read the full article, “What Does Donald Trump’s ‘SNL’ Appearance Mean for the FCC’s ‘Equal Time’ Rule?” in The Hollywood Reporter.
John Garziglia represents radio and television broadcasters, offering personalized assistance in all areas of communications and telecommunications law including transactional and contract negotiations for broadcast station mergers and acquisitions, the securing of financing, governmental auctions of new frequencies, license renewals, new stations applications, facility changes, facility upgrades, licensing, and compliance with FCC rules, regulations and policies.
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