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2005: are you, indeed? The Who performance at the Live 8 mega concert included an uncensored f bomb dropped by singer Roger Daltrey during the hit Are You? It in the original lyrics sheet, but broadcaster ABC got caught napping.

Imagine this hypothetical but familiar scenario: a rock star, several Champagne bottles into a night of revelry, gets called to the podium at a music awards show.

Cable networks, for example, have far more leeway than broadcast stations in airing questionable content. is deemed more offensive and costly than one shown in the dead of night. And, in one particularly infamous case, ABC got off clean for airing the strong language featured in Steven Spielberg wartime drama Private Ryan, whereas the same words would have been worthy of fines on different shows.

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they arguing is that you can hear profanity on cable TV, in movies, or on YouTube, said Kenneth Pybus, professor of journalism and media law at Abilene Christian University. can hear it everywhere else, so it anachronistic to hold (broadcast TV) to the old standard. counter argument, and the one that at least a couple Prada Purse Scandal

He makes it to the stage, and, overcome by the moment in the spotlight, lets an f bomb fly. The awards show is broadcast live across America on a major TV network, meaning several million households just had a naughty word shoved down their ears.

No matter which way the court leans, final control over what appears on a TV screen still rests in the hands of those wielding the remote.

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2004: malfunction. One half second of Janet Jackson bare breast at the Super Bowl halftime show ignited a media firestorm whose ripples continue to this day. Imagine if the infamous reveal had happened during the age of Twitter.

are public airwaves, Justice Antonin Scalia said during the hearings. government is entitled to insist upon a certain modicum of decency. I not sure it even has to relate to juveniles, to tell you the truth. Krebs, vice president and general manager of Abilene ABC affiliate KTXS, agrees with the notion that broadcast stations should shoulder a greater responsibility. That said, he wouldn mind seeing more leeway granted on expletives like the rock star anecdote above. A real life occurrence of that tale, featuring singer Cher in 2002, sparked the FCC to tighten up its rules on isolated curse words, which then led to the broadcasters lawsuit.

The broadcasters bringing the suit want to overturn a 1978 Supreme Court decision that upheld the FCC powers of oversight over broadcast content, which airs on public airwaves.

2001: Hits The Fan. This episode of controversy courting cartoon Park featured 162 utterances of a naughty word for fecal matter. Because it was broadcast late and on cable network Comedy Central, the episode generated little controversy, exemplifying the divide between broadcast and cable standards.

Obviously, someone getting in trouble for this. But as the law is currently written, it not the person with the foul mouth who pays up. The Federal Communications Commission goes after the TV network for the fine, even though no one on the broadcast team could have seen it coming.

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2003: NYPD Blue gets cheeky. A bare buttocks on an episode of the venerable cop show prompted an FCC fine, and also became one of the crackdowns cited as unjust in the current Supreme Court suit.

local broadcasters acknowledge their responsibilities

The plaintiffs argument partially hinges on the passage of time since then it not 1978 anymore. Hundreds of channels broadcast, cable, satellite all share the same so to speak, on modern television sets. A viewer can flick between any of these offerings, and typically doesn distinguish between their classification.

something gets through, and we get called or emailed, Best said. of the time we find it objectionable as well. compared the vetting process to his time as an Abilene Reporter News photographer. Some pictures that he took, particularly one of a gruesome airplane crash scene, were subject to lengthy newsroom discussions: Should it run or is it too much?

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So while most content comes to local broadcasters from up the media food chain, Best said they still have the duty to consider listeners and viewers sensibilities.

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2002 present: Cursing at award shows. Which celebrity hasn done it at this point? Cher in 2002, Bono in 2003 and Melissa Leo at last year Oscars are just a few who have used an awards podium to launch a naughty word.

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up to us as parents and religious leaders to help children make the right decisions, rather than government regulation, said David Romanik, associate pastor at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest.

Annoyed by this and other vagaries of punishable televised indecency (how much butt cheek is too much butt cheek?) a group of broadcast television networks has engaged in an extended legal saga that has called into question the FCC role in policing public airwaves. Supreme Court on Tuesday, as justices heard arguments in the case of FCC vs. Fox Television Stations (a similar case of the same name went to the court in 2009).

The main question at hand, which makes this case especially murky and subjective, is the nature of context.

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of Supreme Court justices seemed to take in public arguments Tuesday, is that public airwaves must face tougher scrutiny, if only to provide viewers a place that they know is trash free.

attached. It up to him and his team to decide whether or not to hold back the questionable material.

A decision isn expected by the Supreme Court until June. Pybus noted that justices have leaned heavily in favor of free speech in its rulings of the past 40 years, but obscenity cases are their own animal.

even taking into account the wild frontier of the Internet, where content is barely regulated.

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always had a higher standard than everyone else, Krebs said. always had that obligation. But we should still maintain a level of protection from the crazy outliers that get everyone in trouble. FCC regulations also affect radio, where truly broadcasts are becoming increasingly rare. More often than not, material is either delayed or screened in advance to protect stations pocketbooks.

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