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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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.