Inside Report (3)
Who's watching the watchers?
Organized labor, that's who. Elections are coming. Union leaders worry that the Moral Majority, which passes its judgment on the moral content of network TV programs, may play a bit fast and loose with the facts on its own TV shows when the topic turns to politics and economics.
''The Moral Majority has made it quite clear that they plan to play a significant role in the elections,'' says the AFL-CIO's Washington Metropolitan Council. ''We feel a concern that union members may be mislead by one-sided opinions they hear on these programs.'' The group says monitoring is not an antireligion campaign: It has no intention of impinging on religious broadcasters' freedom of speech.
But unions say if they think viewers are getting a bum steer, they'll demand equal time under the FCC's fairness doctrine to air labor's views.