With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
First of all, there is no single license for NBC or any other national television network. Licenses are granted to individual local stations — and NBC doesn't even own most of the stations that broadcast its content across the country. And it is extremely unusual for any station's license to be taken away for any reason, much less for a political vendetta. . . .It would not be possible for Trump or his allies to challenge all of the licenses held by NBC in one fell swoop. Individuals who reside in the areas the local channel airs would have to submit complaints to the FCC.
NIXON: That's right. Right. The main thing is The Post is going to have damnable, damnable problems out of this one. They have a television station.JOHN DEAN: That's right, they do.NIXON: And they're going to have to get it renewed.H.R. HALDEMAN: They've got a radio station, too.NIXON: Does that come up, too? The point is, when does it come up?DEAN: I don't know. But the practice of non-licensees filing on top of licensees has certainly gotten more . . .NIXON: That's right.DEAN: . . . more active in the, in the area.NIXON: And it's going to be God damn active here.DEAN: (Laughs)NIXON: Well, the game has to be played awfully rough. I don't know — now, you, you'll follow through with — who will over there? Who — Timmons, or with Ford, or — How's it going to operate?