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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…

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LOCAL STATION FINED $325,000 FOR SHOWING ERECT PENIS DURING NEWS BROADCAST

In the first such action in seven years, the Federal Communications Commission has taken strong action against a local Virginia television station for airing sexual explicit material during a news broadcast. The FCC says it is fining WDBJ, a CBS affiliate television station in Roanoke, Virginia, $325,000, the maximum allowable penalty, after viewer complaints triggered an investigation by the FCC Enforcement Bureau.

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Virginia TV station hit with maximum $325K fine for obscenity

Anti-pornography groups are applauding a federal agency’s decision to assess the maximum penalty of $325,000 on a Virginia television station for showing an indecent video clip in 2012.

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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.

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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.

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NBC’s Racy ‘Playboy Club’ Already Under Fire

iVillage June 30, 2011 Two groups, Pink Cross Foundation and Morality in Media have started online petitions to shut the show down. Dawn Hawkins, executive director of Morality in Media, takes issue specifically with reports of a three-way sex scene — and more generally, with the Playboy brand being promoted at all. “We know now, years later, that pornography is very harmful to society,” she said. “It…

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Does indecency rest in the eye — or ear — of the beholder?

Boston Pilot January 27, 2012 After nearly a decade of threats, fines and court challenges, America may finally learn for sure whether the federal government has the authority punish the airing of indecent material on broadcast television. Or, America will get to see a continuing game of cat and mouse between the Federal Communications Commission…

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Morality in Media to Supreme Court: ‘Keep indecency and vulgarity off broadcast TV’

Deseret News January 9, 2012 Morality in Media is calling on the Supreme Court to uphold the Federal Communications Commission’s standards for indecency and vulgarity on broadcast television… “Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC do not have a right to turn network television into a cesspool at the expense of children and those who wish to…

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MORALITY IN MEDIA URGES SUPREME COURT TO UPHOLD BROADCAST INDECENCY STANDARDS

The Cypress Times January 9, 2012 As the U.S. Supreme Court takes up the question of indecency on broadcast television Tuesday, January 10, 2012, Morality in Media (MIM) is urging the Court to protect children and families from unwanted indecency and pornographic depictions. MIM filed a brief in the case, FCC v. Fox (http://bit.ly/wjG8vn) in…

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