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.

 



Action

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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Updates

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

70 Groups: FCC Nominee for TV Decency?

70+ Groups to Senate: Question FCC Nominee on TV Decency WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2013) – More than 70 group leaders signed a letter to members of the Senate Commerce Committee asking them to question FCC nominee Michael P. O’Rielly on TV decency enforcement at his nomination hearing this week. O’Rielly’s nomination hearing is set […]

70 Groups: FCC Nominee for TV Decency?

70+ Groups to Senate: Question FCC Nominee on TV Decency WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 17, 2013) – More than 70 group leaders signed a letter to members of the Senate Commerce Committee asking them to question FCC nominee Michael P. O’Rielly on TV decency enforcement at his nomination hearing this week. O’Rielly’s nomination hearing is set […]

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Contact

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

Comments or Questions

For general comments or questions about this project, please contact us at public@ncose.com or 202-393-7245.

For press inquiries, please contact hysen@ncose.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allies

The FCC Watch on Decency is directed by Morality In Media and the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.

The following organizations also work to hold the FCC accountable for enforcing broadcast decency standards. We are grateful for their leadership.

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