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STATEMENT: The FCC Has Failed to Protect Children from Harmful TV Content

 Statement by Dawn Hawkins, Executive Director of NCOSE Washington, DC – In a letter addressed to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Parents Television Council, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE), and 26 other organizations and individuals called on the FCC to immediately amend the existing age-based television content rating systems which are currently…


FCC fines TV station $325,000 for sexual images

It’s been eight years since the Federal Communications Commission fined a television station for indecency violations, but today it made up for the haitus with the highest fine ever for a single broadcast.


Major Victory: FCC Enforces Broadcast Decency after Eight Years

Today, for the first time in more than 8 years, The Federal Communications Commission began enforcing the federal law that prohibits profanity and indecency on broadcast TV. This is a major victory – one that we have worked on for all those 8 years and much, much longer.  Despite more that 1,000,000 public complaints and…


NCSE Praises FCC for Protecting Children from TV Indecency

Washington, D.C. (March 23, 2015) – Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unanimously voted to enforce the federal broadcast indecency law after an eight-year hiatus. Today’s enforcement vote came against television station WDBJ, Roanoke Virginia, (parent company Schurz Communications) regarding a July 12, 2012, 6 p.m. broadcast news clip that featured a porn video clip.


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

FCC should work to assure that families be given the free market ability to pick and pay for programming that best suits their needs and their values. The public should not be forced to cross-subsidize the enormous bundled channel packages of channels that include unwanted and often objectionable programming.


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.

We are pleased by the outcome of today’s meeting. We are nearly certain that this new standard to allow nudity will not be implemented and are hopeful that under newly appointed Chairman Wheeler, the current standards will be enforced.


TV Decency Enforcement Discussed at FCC

Morality in Media President, Patrick A. Trueman, along with leaders from other major family groups met with Commissioner Michael O’Rielly of the Federal Communications Commission to discuss the urgent need to begin enforcement of the federal television decency law.


FCC Win- Nominee Commits to TV Decency

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.


70 Groups: FCC Nominee for TV Decency?

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 for Wednesday, September 18th.