Historical File Index

Since the FOI Center covered the broadest aspects of the Freedom of Information movement, our files have outgrown our ability to store them onsite. Many files are now stored with the University Archives and by prior arrangement may be examined by researchers.

The date of an entry is the year the FOI Center started the historical case file, not necessarily the year that the case began or ended. Italicized entries refer to legal cases.

Historical files are highlighted by being listed separately.

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A

ABC - SEE: ITT, ABC Merger Proposal
ABC News: Pol. Obit. of R. Nixon, 1962 (9A/TV/Sponsor
Pressures)
ABSCAM, 1980 (2C/Leaks)
Access Statute Survey, APME, 1958 (6B/Access/Dialogue)
Action for Children's Television, 1970 (11/Organizations)
AFTRA Television Strikes, 1967 (9B/Strikes)
Agee, Phillip, 1975 (5C/Restraints/Injunctions)
Agnew, Spiro T., 1969 (10A/TV/News/Public Affairs)
Alabama Textbook Ban, 1986 (10A/Textbook)
American Indian Movement, 1973 (11/Minority Grou Pressures)
American Newspaper Publishers' Assn., ANPA, 1959
(11/Organizations)
Anderson, Jack, 1972 (2C/Leaks)
Army School of the Americas, 1993 (3B/DOD)
ASCAP, BMI, 1961 (5A/Copyright)
ASNE Press-Bar Study, 1978 (9C/Criminal Cov. Codes)
Atomic Energy Commission, 1957 (3B/Energy)

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B

Baker, Bobby, Senate Probe, 1963 (4A/Congress)
Bakersfield Police Reports, 1979 (5C/Gag Orders)
Balkan Conflict, 1990 (10B/International News Handling)
Baltimore Newspapers, 1965 (9B/Strikes)
Barenblatt v. US, 1959 (2B/Civil Liberties)
Bauer v. Kincaid, 1989 (8B /College/University)
Bay of Pigs, 1961 (2D/Security & Disclosure) From NPR's "All Things Considered," 4/17/96)
Beirut Hostages, 1985 (10B/News Management)
Berkeley Free Speech, 1964 (2B/Academic Freedom)
Birch Society, 1963 (10B/Rightest Movement)
Blacklisting, SEE:Faulk v. AWARE
Blue Laws, 1958 (2B/Religious Freedom)
Branzburg v. Hayes, 1970(6B/Shield)
Bridge, Peter, 1972 (6B/Shield)
British Press Council, 1959 (1B/England)
British Press Mergers, 1960 (1B/England)
British Trade Union, 1974 (9B/Strikes)
Buchanan v. Oregon, 1966 (6B/Shield)
Buckley v. AFTRA, 1971 (9B/Strikes)
Burnett v. National Enquirer, 1996 (5A/Libel/"Chilling Effect")

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C

Caldwell v. United States, 1970 (6B/Shield)(Case decided with Branzburg v. Hayes)
Californians Against Prop. 18, 1972 (6B/Obscenity)
Calley, Lt. Wm., 1969 (5C/Pre-Trial Access)
Cambodian Bombing, 1972 (2D/Security & Disclosure)
Candy, 1964 (10A/Book)
Canadian Press-Bar, 1973 (9C/Criminal Cov. Codes)
Capitol Cities-ABC, 1985 (9A/TV/Merger)
Casolero, Danny, SEE: INSLAW, PROMIS Software
CBS, Brookings Proposal, 1964 (9C/Criminal Cov. Codes)
CBS, Take Over Attempt, 1967 (9A/TV/Merger)
CBS, Yankees Buyout, 1964 (9B/Communications Anti-Trust)
Chandler v. Florida, 1980 (5C/Electronic Access, State Courts)
Charleston Textbook Protesters, 1974 (10A/Textbook)
Chicago Daily News, 1978 (9A/Newspaper/Merger)
Chicago Television Hearings, 1962 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
Chicago Vote Frauds, 1961 (10A/Newsp./Political Cov.)
Church Burnings, 1996(2B/Bias Crimes)
CIA, SEE: Agee, Phillip
" " Invisible Government
" &quot: Marchetti, Victor
" " Snepp, Frank
Cleveland Newspapers, 1962 (9B/Strikes)
CNN v. Noriega, 1990 (5C/Injunctions)
Cohen v. Cowles Media, 1982 (5A/Promissory Estoppel)
Columbia Tribune, SEE: Tribune Publ. Co.
Commercial Speech, SEE: Lowe v. SEC
" " " Metromedia v. San Diego
Commission on Freedom/Responsibilities, 1967 (2B/Student Press)
Communism Series, Houston Post,
SEE: (10B/Rightest Movement)
Comsat, SEE: Ford Foundation Proposal
Confidential Sources, England, SEE: Vassall Case
Consumer Advisory Council, 1962 (3C/Exec. Office of the President)
Coolidge Commission, 1956 (3B/Defense Department)
Crime News Blackout, SEE: Flint, Mich., Crime News Blackout
Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962 (2D/Security & Disclosure)
Curtis Publ. Co., 1955 (9A/Magazine/Suspension)

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D

Dan Dorfman Probe, 1995 (9C/Conflict of Interest)
Daniloff Detention in Moscow, 1986 (1B/Press-Government Relations)
"Dark Alliance" newspaper series, 1996(3D/CIA)
Dartmouth Review, 1981 (2B/Academic Freedom)
Dateline NBC, 1983 (10A/TV/News)
Death of a Princess, 1980 (9A/TV/Sponsor Pressures)
Decent Interval, SEE: Snepp, Frank
Deep Throat, 1972 (7B/Obscenity)
Defense, Waste, SEE: Fitzgerald, A. Ernest
Democratic Convention, 1968 (10A/TV Views the News)
Der Spiegel Occupation, 1962 (1B/West Germany)
Detroit JOA, 1985 (9B/Newspaper Preservation Act)
Detroit Newspapers, 1964 (9B/Strikes)
Detroit Newspapers, 1995(9B/Strikes)
Dickinson & Adams v. United States, 1972 (5C/Gag Orders)

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E

Educational TV, SEE: Ford Foundation Proposal
Eisenhower & the ICA (AID), 1959 (3C/Executive Privilege)
Electric Companies, Prosecution, 1960 (10B/Business Coverage)
Engel v. Vitale, 1962 (2B/Religious Freedom)
English Pre-Verdict Publicity, 1965 (1B/England)
English Press Complaints Commission 1991 (1B/England)
English Press Council 1959 (1B/England)
Estes, Billie Sol, 1962 (Estes v. Texas, 5C/Canon 35)

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F

Family Viewing Hour, 1975 (9C/TV)
Fanny Hill, 1963 (Memoirs v. Massachusetts, 1966, 10A/Book)
Farber, Myron, 1978 (6B/Shield)
Farr, William, 1971 (6B/Shield)
Faulk v. AWARE, 1962(5A/Defamation)
Ferraro, Geraldine, 1984 (6B/Financial Disclosure/Candidates)
Fitzgerald, A. Ernest, 1969 (3C/Executive Privilege)
Flag Amendment, Proposed, 1989 (2B/First Amendment)
Flint, Mich., Crime News Blackout, 1965 (7A/Police)
Florida v. Ronnie Zamora, 1977 (5C/Electronic Cov., State Courts)
Flynt, Larry, SEE: Hustler
FOI News Digest, 1957 (11/National Newspaper Association)
Food Lion v. Cap Cities/ABC, 1992(5A/Liability)
Ford Foundation Proposal, 1966 (10A/Foundation Support)
Founding Church of Scientology v. Marshall, 1977 (3A/FOIA)
Franklin Book Programs, 1962 (1C/Book)
Freedman v. Maryland, 1965 (6B/Obscenity)
Freedom of the Press, Hearings, 1971 (4C/Congress)
Fresno Bee, 1975 (6B/Shield)

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G

Gannett Center for Media Studies, 1987 (11/Organizations)
Gannett v. DePasquale, 1979 (5C/Pre-Trial)
General Electric, Good Faith Bargaining, 1964 (3D/NLRB)
General Electric, SEE: Electric Companies, Prosecution
Ginzberg, Ralph, 1966 ( Ginzberg et. al. v. U.S, 5A/Pornography)
Great Debates, 1963 (3D/FCC/Political Debates)
Grenada Invasion, 1983 (2D/Security & Disclosure)
Gulf War Syndrome, 1991 (3B/Defense) Guns of August, 1975 (9A/TV/Sponsor Pressures)

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H

Hart, Gary, 1987 (9C/Gray Areas)
Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier, 1983 (2B/Student Press)
Health, Education & Welfare, HEW, 1962 (3B/Executive Departments)
Henry, E. Wm., FCC Chair, 1963 (10A/TV)
Hiss, Alger, SEE: ABC News, Political Obituary of Richard Nixon
Historical Speeches, 1957 (3A/Federal Government)
House Un-American Activities Committee, 1957 (4C/Committees)
Houston Post, Communism Series, 1962 (10B/Rightest Movement)
Hustler, 1977(7B/Obscenity)
Hutchins Commission on Freedom of the Press, 1947 (11/Press Councils)

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I

I Am Curious Yellow, 1967 (10A/Movie/Censorship)
Insider Trading, SEE: Winans, R. Foster, WSJ Column
INSLAW, PROMIS Software, 1990(5A/Copyright/Government)
Invisible Government, 1964 (2D/Security & Disclosure)
Iran Hostages, 1979 (10B/News Management)
Iraq Gate, 1990 (3C/Executive Privilege)
Island Trees, SEE:Pico v. Bd. of Education, Island Trees
ITT, ABC Merger Proposal, 1966 (9A/TV/Merger)
ITT, Anti-Trust Probe, 1972 (3C/Executive Privilege)

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J

Jenkins, Walter, 1964 (2D/Security & Disclosure)
Jewell, Richard, 1996 (9C/Dilemmas of Coverage)
JFK Assassination Files, 1972 (3A/FOIA)
John Birch Society, 1963 (10B/Rightest Movement)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home, 1964 (5C/Injunctions)
Joint Media Committee, 1964 (9B/Pool Coverage)
Journalists' Freedom of Choice Bill, 1976 (9B/Strikes)
Justice Dept. Probe of TV Networks, SEE: US v. NBC

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K

Kennedy, Kopechne Inquest, 1969 (7A/Coroner)
Kent State, ROTC Burn File, 1979 (3A/FOIA)
"Kidvid" Hearings, FTC, 1979 (10A/TV/Adv./Effects on Children)
Kimberlin v. US Parole Commission, 1989 (7A/Prison)
Kingstree, S. C., 1961 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
KRON-FM-TV, San Francisco, 1969 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
KUCB-FM, Des Moines, 1991 (3D/FCC/Licensing)

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L

Ladue v. Gilleo, 1990(2B/First Amendment)
Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1959 (10A/Book)
Landmark Communications, Inc., v. Virginia, 1977 (5C/Injunctions)
Last Temptation of Christ, 1988 (11/Citizen Group Pressures)
LBJ's Broadcast Holdings, 1963 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
LEAA, Criminal Justice Info. Systems, 1973 (7A/Police)
Licensing, Newsletters, SEE: Lowe v. SEC
Long v. IRS, 1970 (3D/IRS)
Lowe v. SEC, 1983 (2B/First Amendment)

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M

Mainichi, Distinguished Service, 1963 (1B/Japan)
Marchetti, Victor, 1972 (5C/Injunctions)
Martin v. Rison, 1988 (7A/Prison)
Masson v. New Yorker, 1986 (5A/Libel/Privilege)
McCarren-Walter Act, 1952 (3B/INS)
Meese Commission on Pornography, 1984 (5A/Pornography)
Metro Broadcasting, Inc., v. FCC, 1989 (3D/FCC/Minority Licensing)
Metromedia v. San Diego, 1980 (6B/Outdoor Advertising)
Miami Herald v. Tornillo, 1973 (6B/Equal Space/Right of Reply)
Milk Price Support Probe, 1973 (3C/Executive Privilege)
Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Co, 1974-91 (5A/Libel/Opinion)
Mills v. Alabama, 1962 (5C/Injunctions/Restraints)
Milwaukee Newspapers, 1961 (9B/Strikes)
Minneapolis Newspapers, 1962 (9B/Strikes)
Minow's "Wasteland" Speech, 1961 (10A/TV)
Missouri Press-Bar Commission, 1972 (9C/Criminal Coverage Codes)
Missouri Press-Bar Survey, 1971 (9C/Criminal Coverage Codes)
Modern Advertising Practices, Hearings, 1971 (3D/FTC/Adv. Regs.)
Moral Majority, 1981 (11/Organizations)
Morison, Samuel L., SEE: US v. Morison
Moss-Magnuson Act, 1976 (3D/FTC/Adv. Regs.)
Movie Censorship, SEE: Freedman v. Maryland
Murphy, Vi, 1961, 1961 (6B/Shield)
Must Carry, SEE: Quincy Cable TV v. FCC
My Lai Massacre, SEE: Calley, Lt. Wm.

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N

NAB Code Survey, 1962 (9C/Ethical Codes)
Nader, Ralph, Congress Project, 1972 (4A/Congress)
National Observer, 1961 (9A/Newspaper/Expansion)
Nashville Tennessean Reporter Ban, 1965 (6A/Legislature)
National News Council, 1972 (11/Press Councils)
National Press-Bar, 1968 (9C/Criminal Coverage Codes)
NBC v. FCC, 1973 (3D/Fairness Doctrine)
Nebraska v. James T. English, 1985 (5C/Canon 35)
Nebraska Press Assn. v. Stuart, 1976 (5C/Gag Orders)
Network Programming, Hearings, 1962 (3D/Major Networks)
New York Daily News, 1989 (9B/Strikes)
New York Mirror, 1963 (9A/Newspaper/Suspension)
New York Newspapers, 1962 (9B/Strikes)
New York Times, 1961 (9A/Newspaper/Expansion)
New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 1960 (5A/Libel/Privilege)
New York Tribune, 1977 (9A/Newspaper/Expansion)
Newhouse Chain, 1960 (9A/Newspaper/Merger)
News Sources & Info. Protection Act, 1973 (6B/Shield)
Nixon Materials, 1973 (3D/NARA)
Nixon, Richard, SEE: ABC News, Political Obituary of RN
" " " ITT Antitrust Probe
" " " Milk Price Support Probe
" " " Presidential Press Conferences/Relations
" " " US v. Richard M. Nixon
" " " Watergate Case
" " " Watergate Confrontation
NLRB Decision, Madison Capital Times, 1975 (9C/Ethical Codes)
Noriega, Manuel, 1989 (3A/Graymail)
Noriega Tapes, SEE: CNN V. Noriega
North Dakota Legis. Council, 1975 (6A/Legislatures)
North, Oliver, 1988 (3A/Graymail)
Northwestern Symposium, 1961 (3D/FCC/Licensing)

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O

Obscenity, Presidential Commission, 1967 (5A/Obscenity)
October Surprise, 1991 (4C/Oversight/Intelligence)
Officers' Speeches Curb, 1961 (3D/Defense)
Ohio Statute, 1959 (5A/Right to Advertise)
Omaha TV, Hearings (3D/FCC/Licensing)
Ombudsman Bill, 1967 (9C/Newspaper/Ombudsman)
Operation Real Security, 1990 (11/Organizations)
Otepka, Otto F., 1963 (2C/Leaks)
Option Time Ruling, 1956 (3C/Major Networks)

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P

Pacifica Foundation, 1963 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
Panama Invasion, 1988 (3B/Pentagon Pool Coverage)
Papish v. University of Missouri, 1972(2B/Student Rights)
Pastore Bill, 1966 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
Pauling, Linus, 1960 (4C/Senate Internal Security Subcommittee)
Pentagon Papers, 1971(New York Times v. U.S., 2D/Security & Disclosure)
Persian Gulf Conflict, 1987 (3B/Pentagon Pool Coverage)
Philadelphia Bulletin, 1963 (6B/Shield)
Pico v. Bd. of Education, Island Trees, 1982(10A/Textbook)
Pilkington Committee, 1962 (1B/England)
Poindexter, Admiral, 1988 (3A/Graymail)
Political Contributions, 1975 (2B/First Amendment)
Political Speech, SEE:Ladue v. Gilleo
Popkin, Samuel L., 1971 (6B/Shield)
Portland Newspapers, 1959 (9B/Strikes)
POW/MIA Probe, 1991 (3B/Defense)
Presidential Campaign, 1964 (10B/Political Coverage)
Press-Bar, SEE: ASNE Press-Bar
" " " Missouri Press-Bar
" " " National Press-Bar
Prestige Reports, 1960 (3D/USIA)
Princess Diana, Death and Funeral 1997 (1B/England, 1B/France
  (10B/Media, 9C/Photography)
Prime Time Access Rule, 1965 (3D/FCC/Network)
Prime Time Programming, SEE: US v. NBC, ABC, CBS, Viacom
Privacy Commission, 1975 (3A/Privacy Act of 1974)
Privilege Hearings, 1971 (4C/Subcommittees)
Progressive, SEE:U.S. v. Progressive

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Q

Quincy Cable TV v. FCC, 1985 2B/First Amendment/Cable)
Quiz Show Scandals, 1959 (4C/Congressional Committees)

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R

Radio Marti Presidential Commission, 1982 (3D/USIA)
Ratings Surveys, Hearings, 1963 (10A/Ratings Surveys)
Ray, James Earl, IN: Ray-Sirhan Pre-Trial Coverage
Ray-Sirhan Pre-Trial Coverage, 1968 (5C/Canon 35)
Reader's Digest v. FEC, 1981 (10B/FEC)
Reagan Information Policies, 1980 (2C/Nat'l. Info. Policies)
Reardon Report, 1966 (5C/Free Press/Fair Trial)
Red Lion Broadcasting Co., Inc., v. FCC, 1969 (3D/FCC)
Reno v. ACLU 1996 (2B/First Amendment (Technology) )
Richmond Newspapers v. Virginia, 1980 (5B/State Courts)
Rickover v. Public Affairs Associates, 1958 (5A/Copyright)
Rivera, Geraldo, 1986 (10B/News Management/Staging)
Rocky Flats Special Grand Jury, 1992 (5B/Grand Juries)
Rosenberg-Hiss Files, 1973 (3A/FOIA)
Ruby, Jack, 1963 (5C/Canon 35)
Rural Newspaper Preservation Bill, 1955 (9B/Media)

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S

Satanic Verses, 1989 (1A/Censoring)
Saturday Evening Post, SEE: Curtis Publ. Co.
Schorr, Daniel, 1976 (2C/Leaks)
Schwada, KOMU-TV Incident, 1970 (8B/University)
Scientology, SEE: Founding Church of Scientology v. Marshall
Screw, 1977 (3D/USPS/Obscenity Control)
Security Clearance, SEE: Jenkins, Walter
"Selling of the Pentagon," 1971 (4C/Investigations of Communications Media)
Sheppard, Dr. Samuel H., 1965 (Sheppard v. Maxwell 1996, Pre-Trial Publicity)
Shield Law, Proposed Federal, SEE: News Sources & Information Protection
Sidle Commission, 1983 (2D/Security & Disclosure)
Sirhan, Sirhan B., IN: Ray-Sirhan Pre-Trial Coverage
Smith Act of 1940, 1958 (6B/Subversion/Sedition)
Snepp, Frank, 1977 (Snepp v. U.S., 1980, 2A/Security Orders)
"Soap," 1977 (11/Citizen Group Pressures)
Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, 1977 (5A/Copyright)
Sprague v. Philadelphia Enquirer, 1973 (5A/Libel/"Chilling Effect")
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1983 (9A/Newspaper/Suspension)
St. Louis Police Records, 1976 (7A/Police Records)
St. Louis Sun, 9A/Newspaper/Suburban Growth)
Stockpile Secrecy Investigation, 1962 (3C/Executive Privilege)
Study Circles, 1959 (11/Press Councils, US)
Subversive Activities Control Board, 1961 (6B/Subversion/Sedition)
Suffolk Co. News v. LI State Park Commission, 1962 (7A/Pubblic Agency)

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T

Tavoulareas v. The Washington Post, 1979 (5A/"Chilling Effect")
Tax Deductability of Political Advertising, 1952 (3D/IRS)
Taylor, Jack, Correspondence, DOD, 1974 (3A/FOIA)
Thomson Chain, 1962 (1B/England)
Time-Warner Merger, 1989 (9B/Merger)
"Titicut Follies," 1967 (5C/Injunctions)
Tobacco Wars, 1994 (5A/Libel/"Chilling Effect)
Torre, Marie, 1957 (6B/Shield)
Tribune Publishing Co. v. Curators of the University of Missouri, 1978 (8B/Univ.)
Tribune Publishing Co. v. Leslie Clay , 1995 (6B/Missouri)
Tribune Review Publishing Co. v. Howard Bud Thomas, 1956 (5C/Canon 35)
Tropic of Cancer, 1959 (10A/Book/Censorship)
Tucson Murder Trial, 1965 (5C/Gag Orders)
Turner, Ted, SEE: CBS Take Over Attempt

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U

UMC Strike Footage, 1972 (6B/Subpoena)
UMC Student Rights Movement, 1965 (2B/Student Rights)
UMC Underground Press, 1967 (2B/Student Press)
Uphaus, Dr. Willard, 1959 (6B/Sedition)
US v. Kenneth G. Fuller, 1962 (7A/Police)
US v. NBC, ABC, CBS, Viacom, 1972 (9B/Communications Anti-Trust)
US v. Richard M. Nixon, 1974 (3C/Executive Privilege)
US v. The Progressive, 1979 (5C/Injunction)
USA Today, 1980 (9A/Newspaper/Expansion)
USA v. Samuel Loring Morison, 1984 (2D/Security & Disclosure)

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V

Vassall Case, 1963 (6B/Shield)
Vietnam, U.S. Aid to, SEE: Eisenhower & the ICA
Vietnam War Coverage, 1965 (2D/Security & Disclosure)
Violence, TV, SEE: Florida v. Zamora

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W

Walker Spy Case, 1975, 3A/Espionage Act)
Warren Commission Report, 1963 (5C/Free Press/Fair Trial)
Washington Post, 1975 (9B/Strikes)
"Wasteland" Speech, Newton Minnow, 1961 (10A/TV)
Watergate Case, 1972 (3C/Executive Privilege)
Watergate Confrontation, 1973 (3C/Executive Privilege)
Westmoreland v. CBS, 1982 (5A/Libel/Privilege)
WHDH-TV, Boston, 1969 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
Whistleblowers, SEE: Fitzgerald, A. Ernest
" " Rocky Flats Special Grand Jury
Whitehead Proposal, 1972 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
WIFE AM-FM, Indianapolis, (3D/FCC/Licensing)
Winans, R. Foster, WSJ Column, 1984(9C/Conflict of Interest)
WLBT-TV, Jackson, MS, 1967 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
Wm. Worthy, Jr., v. John Foster Dulles, 1958 (3B/Right to Travel)
WNDT ETV, New York, 1965 (3D/FCC/Licensing)
WOI-TV, Iowa State

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