Democrats Call on FCC Over ‘Stolen Honor’

From a Times Staff Writer

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco and 84 other House Democrats asked the Federal Communications Commission to investigate Sinclair Broadcast Group’s plans to air “Stolen Honor: Wounds That Never Heal,” a film in which former Vietnam POWs criticize Sen. John F. Kerry’s Vietnam War protests.

Sinclair, which owns or operates 62 TV stations nationwide, plans to air a one-hour broadcast that incorporates the film, which the House Democrats called “anti-Kerry propaganda,” next week, just days before the election. Earlier in the week, 19 Democratic senators asked the FCC to look into whether the broadcast violated regulations.

Meanwhile, WTXL, an ABC affiliate in Tallahassee, Fla., that is managed by Sinclair but not owned by it, said it did not plan to air the Sinclair programming next week.