GOP Candidate John Kasich Demands Equal Time For Donald Trump's SNL Gig

  • by: Alan Duke

Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is demanding NBC stations give him equal time to balance Donald Trump's appearance on Saturday Night Live.

Kasich, who is the governor of Ohio, filed a request with the FCC saying he "respectfully requests equal opportunity for the use of facilities that aired the Nov. 7, 2015, episode of 'Saturday Night Live' featuring an appearance by presidential candidate Donald J. Trump."

Federal Communications Commission rules say TV stations much give equal opportunities to each federal candidate. Trump hosted the 90-minute SNL show on November 7.

See Kasich's full filing here

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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