Broadcast Indecency Standards

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The guests talked about the decision announced during the week by the U.S.… read more

This program contains language that some may find offensive.

The guests talked about the decision announced during the week by the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case initially brought by Federal Communications Commission against Fox Television regarding the use of “fleeting expletives". Topics included the history of the case, the significance of it being considered by the high court, FCC policy toward "indecent” speech, and what a review by the Court could mean for broadcasters. Video clips were shown from the oral argument of Fox Television v. FCC before the U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit in New York City on December 20, 2006.

Carter Phillips is an attorney for Fox Television. Robert Sparks filed a legal brief in the case for Parents Television Council.

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Broadcast Indecency Standards

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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 22, 2008
Last Aired:
Mar 24, 2008

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  • Mar 22, 2008 | 6:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 24, 2008 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 24, 2008 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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