FCC Watch on Decency

The Problem

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for enforcing decency standards on broadcast TV and radio. Though these standards prohibit profanity and nudity, they are not currently enforced. This page will keep you updated on the latest news and how you can help! Check back often to stay informed and to help hold the FCC accountable.



Sign Petition To FCC

File a Complaint

If you witnessed nudity, profanity or other indecent material on broadcast television, please do the following:

1. File an official complain with the FCC here.

2. Report violations to us so we can hold the FCC accountable.




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Fisting, Anal Sex, Penis Pictures: Broadcast TV’s Ratings Grab Gets Raunchy (The Hollywood Reporter)

The Big 5 networks push shocking new boundaries amid cable envy and a climate with few, if any, fines from the FCC by Lesley Goldberg 11/05/2014 The Hollywood Reporter This season, broadcast TV isn’t for the prudish. Nearly two months into the fall, it’s clear that explicit jokes and boundary-pushing storylines are changing the definition […]

Comment to FCC re: Comcast’s & Time Warner Cable’s Merger Request

Announcement: On August 25, 2014, Morality In Media filed public comments with the Federal Communications Commission regarding the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The Parents Television Council (PTC) filed a strong statement with the Federal Communications Commission opposing the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable demonstrating that the public will not […]

DECENCY FIGHT VICTORY: Meeting with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler

Yesterday, May 6, 2014, we had a meeting with the new Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler. Last year, the FCC proposed a change in decency standards to start allowing nudity and profanity on broadcast TV. We led great opposition to this with our allied groups (and hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens!) We were […]

O’Rielly Meets With Content Watchdog Groups (Broadcasting and Cable)

Broadcasting and Cable By John Eggerton 04/03/2014 FCC commissioner Michael O’Rielly met with the leadership of various content watchdog groups this week and assured them that enforcing TV decency was a priority. According to Morality in Media president Patrick Trueman, who was among those at the meeting, O’Rielly reaffirmed that commitment, made at his confirmation hearing. […]

FCC Win- Nominee Commits to TV Decency

FCC Win- Nominee Commits to TV Decency WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 19, 2013) – Federal Communications Commission nominee Michael O’Rielly committed to enforcing the federal decency law during his Senate nomination hearing Sept. 18. When questioned by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., O’Rielly said he would enforce the current standard. Senate Commerce Committee Hearing “It was refreshing […]


Contact The FCC

To File an official complaint: http://www.fcc.gov/complaints

Address: Federal Communications Commission / 445 12th Street, SW / Washington, DC 20554

Website: http://www.fcc.gov/

Phone: 1-888-225-5322

Fax: 1-866-418-0232




FCC Commissioners

Chairman Tom Wheeler: Tom.Wheeler@fcc.gov; (202) 418-1000

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn: Mignon.Clyburn@fcc.gov; (202) 418-2100

Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Jessica.Rosenworcel@fcc.gov; (202) 418-2400

Commissioner Ajit Pai: Ajit.Pai@fcc.gov; (202) 418-2000

Commissioner Michael O’Rielly: Michael.ORielly@fcc.gov; (202) 418-2200