Monday, March 17, 2008

The Supreme Court will decide on broadcast decency limits

The Supreme Court will decide on how much profanity to allow on broadcast networks, according to Focus on the Family Citizen Link.
"The four largest television networks — Fox, CBS, NBC and ABC/Disney — sued the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for the right to air profanity at any time of day. The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the networks last year; the FCC appealed the case to the nation's highest court.
"The Commission, Congress and, most importantly, parents understand that protecting our children is our greatest responsibility," FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin said in a statement. "We have an obligation, then, to enforce laws restricting indecent language on television and radio when children are in the audience."
Penny Nance, special adviser to the FCC on indecency issues, said America is at a precipice on the issue of indecency in broadcasting. "

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