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Slate's Explainer: Sinclair, Kerry and Equal Time

Slate senior editor Andy Bowers comments on whether a television broadcaster can air a partisan film in the weeks leading up to a presidential election without granting equal time to the other side. The Sinclair broadcasting group has ordered all the stations in its network to air parts of a documentary criticizing the anti-war actions of a young John Kerry, who returned from Vietnam to lead a group of veterans opposed to the war.

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Andy Bowers oversees Slate's collaboration with NPR?s daytime news magazine, Day to Day. He helps produce the work of Slate's writers for radio, and can also be heard on the program.
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