D.C. Delegate Calls On FCC To Ban 'Redskins'
November 4, 2014 at 4:25 AM (PT)
THE HILL reports that the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA's Delegate to Congress, ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON (D-DC), is calling on the FCC to ban the name "REDSKINS" from the airwaves.
In a statement issued for NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, HOLMES NORTON, who has previously called for a ban on the name, said, "The FCC cannot stand by, particularly after there has been an official finding that our hometown team name is derogatory," referring to the trademark case that invalidated the NFL team's mark.
The statement came as activists filed challenges against the licenses of FOX O&O KTTV (TV) (FOX 11) and NBC O&O KNBC-TV (NBC 4)/LOS ANGELES for saying the REDSKINS' name on the air. Like the challenge to one of REDSKINS owner DAN SNYDER's radio licenses, the LOS ANGELES challenge was organized by GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY professor JOHN BANZHAF III.