The public interest comprises many interests and the broadcast media must serve all of them. Perhaps most television ...

Jacob on May 30, 2017

Why is A the correct answer?

Why is A correct and E isn't?

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Mehran on June 7, 2017

@JayDee8732 the problem with (E) is that it is not 100% supported by the information provided in the stimulus.

We know that if all channels carried mostly action shows, this would not be in the public interest but this is not the only way the broadcast media could be rightly accused of neglecting the public interest.

There could be other ways the broadcast media could be rightly accused of neglecting the public interest.

Compare that to (A), which is directly supported by the information provided in the stimulus.

The broadcast media must serve all the public interests and while most television viewers would prefer an action show to an opera, a constant stream of action shows is not in the public interest.

Thus, "broadcasters' obligations are not satisfied if they look only to popularity to decide their programming schedules."

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.