- an equal amount of time on the air, which radio and television licensees are required to offer to opposing candidates for public office and to those voicing diverging views on public referendums.
Origin of equal time
First recorded in 1960–65
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Examples from the Web for equal time
Already NBC has announced a Hillary miniseries set for air before the network has to steer clear of FCC equal-time regulations.16 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Will Win 2016
August 3, 2013
A ruling of the United States government, administered by the Federal Communications Commission, requiring that all candidates for public office be given equal access to the free or paid use of radio and television.
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