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Constitutional Rights and the Tapes of Thomas Metzger

April 27, 1986

Cal State Fullerton and Group W cable officials are correct. The rules governing the use of public access channels on cable TV do encourage the widest range of ideas and voices.

The concept of public access is to create a democratic forum on a first-come, first-serve, non-discriminatory, non-commercial and affordable basis. For those disagreeing with Metzger's views, the remedy is to tape a show of their own. Cal State's Instructional Media Center might even facilitate this process by contacting the local NAACP, Anti-Defamation League and others to encourage their participation by producing programming that conveys the views of these organizations.

ELLEN STERN HARRIS

Executive Director

The Public Access

Producers Academy

Beverly Hills

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