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TV's Version of Payola Draws FCC Interest

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TV's Version of Payola Draws FCC Interest

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TV's Version of Payola Draws FCC Interest

TV's Version of Payola Draws FCC Interest

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The Federal Communications Commission is looking into complaints that some television stations are passing off infomercials as editorial content. WFLA TV in Tampa has been charging up to $2,500 for segments on its morning show, Daytime, with only a short disclaimer to differentiate it from journalistic content. Hear Bobbie O'Brien of member station WUSF.