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When in-your-face is off-the-air

By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 at 5:26 p.m.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was angry that ABC News hosted a town hall meeting with President Barack Obama on health care but wouldn't let opposing groups buy commercials during it.

We dug into the issue and found that broadcast networks don't take issue advocacy ads, at least most of the time. It was definitely the case for Obama's town hall. We rated Smith's statement True and explain  the nuts and bolts of buying political advocacy advertising on television.

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Names in this article: Barack Obama, Lamar Smith

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