After SNL, NBC Offers Donald Trump’s Rivals Up to 12 Minutes, 5 Seconds of Airtime

Norman Weiss
TV Tattle

After SNL, NBC offers Donald Trump’s rivals up to 12 minutes, 5 seconds of airtime

Following Trump's stint hosting SNL, NBC stations began posting an FCC-required notice today giving Trump’s Republican rivals up to one week to claim 12 minutes of airtime. The equal-time rule, however, doesn’t grant the other candidates time on Saturday Night Live. A similar notice went up a few days after Hillary Clinton appeared on SNL for three minutes for the season premiere. PLUS: How Trump’s jokes about racism actually made him stronger, and SNL essentially gave tacit approval to Trump’s message.


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