The PSA rules per law are very supportive of broadcasting what is "in the public interest." Unfortunately, the public has been conditioned to believe partisan politics is not. Endorsing a particular candidate is not, so they say; however, you might find PSAs are part of the force behind broadcasters accepting & granting free rebuttal time to editorials a few days after running editorials following the nightly new in the 1950s & 1960s. That is a broadcast station would run an editorial on an issue that the station supported. Then an opponent would respond to that editorial, "in the public interest."
These days, stations run editorial gibberish for hours on end, with nary a word of decent. Whatever was said in public discourse should naturally be granted equal time in opposition, or with a differing view.
By & by, we lost sight of this right to instinctively rebut that which may well be against our public interest. To wit: most identified PSA broadcasts are done by civic clubs announcing local activities, oft in the wee hours of the morning. They might announce & promote a new, free community service or event. One very common theme is a county fair.
$10 billion or so is being written off in income tax on account of PSAs as I recall over the years. One could start a foray into this subject with a local broadcaster asking their Press Relations unit to see some of their "In the Public Interest" broadcasts. Find out if their qualified those broadcasts as PSA. Then, compliment them for their civic actions. Continue this dialogue over time... bit by bit, inching forward to learn from their perspective, what they would willingly broadcast to claim their required PSA time. It is a part of their broadcasting license requirement. Tread softly, lest you come up against a bucking bronco.
You may start your research by looking for PSAs posted by folks in your community on what are presented as public forums, such as YouTube. Pretty much what YouTube allows (tolerates) follows the intent of the PSA law. That is, broadcasters were granted monopoly privilege to use a frequency over the public airwaves with the licensing requirement to provide public access to items, "in the public interest."
Jerry Day has done several videos that would qualify as "in the public interest." Examples: Mass Media black out of public figures; census bureau; & smart meters. He has done several that are quite popular. He is very receptive to Ron Paul's ideas. He runs is a media production company near Hollywood & is quite willing to pursue a good idea.
He would sincerely like to help us promote Ron Paul, especially if he is compensated. He has already done several supportive videos on his own, including the two referenced here about Google Ron Paul.
Best wishes in getting something going on this. PSAs have oft been game changers years gone by. That is there purpose... & their requirement. How soon we forget, what is freely available to us to act "in the public interest."
Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul ☑
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