Policy 1.1.9: Opinions on Controversial Matters Expressed on Entertainment Programs

Effective: July 6, 1994

The line between information and entertainment programs is becoming increasingly blurred. The Corporation has no wish to arbitrarily restrict the evolution of program formats but it expects that where entertainment programs deal with areas of controversy or opinion, the Corporation's Journalistic Standards and Policies on balance will apply. This refers to programs where guests are invited to comment on current political or social questions or when their comments on controversial matters are unsolicited.

Producers and hosts are expected to ensure that programs of this type do not enter into controversial areas unless it is done within a planned format.


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