Petitioner Drops KTTV License Challenge Over 'Redskins'

Native American Host Asks FCC, Withdraw Opposition to License Renewal

Native American radio host Larry Smith has withdrawn his petition to deny the renewal of Fox's KTTV Los Angeles, according to a copy of the document obtained by B&C/Multichannel News.

The one-page filing did not provide a clue as to why, but the FCC's dismissal of a similar complaint may have.

Smith was one of three Native Americans to join legal activist John Banzhaf in asking the FCC to deny the renewal over use of the term "Redskins" to refer to the Washington professional football team, which he said was indecent (profane) and might constitute hate speech or fighting words.

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