May 27, 1984

Cast of Buffalo BillToday in League HistoryMay 27, 1984—After the League protests the flippant treatment of abortion in an episode of the NBC sitcom Buffalo Bill (cast pictured right), League director Joe Scheidler is given the opportunity to debate Kathy Kelly of the Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance on the 30-minute news program Inside-Out on WMAQ-TV, the local NBC affiliate. Under the terms of the Fairness Doctrine, which would be abolished in 1987, broadcasters are required to offer the opportunity for a pro-life rebuttal to any pro-abortion statement.

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