|FCC's Full Frontal Assault Assault on TV
|In one single stroke that has television's creative community seething, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin gave notice that his agency will clean up the broadcast airwaves, starting with TV.
The relative quiet that had marked his first year in office was shattered last week by one mortar round aimed at the TV industry. The damage from the FCC's latest set of indecency rulings: more than $4 million in fines, including one record $3.6 million proposed fine against CBS' _Without one Trace_ for sexual situations—not nudity, not language—and either fines or findings against 10 stations for airing shows that were indecent or profane. That's more than all the TV shows that have ever been fined for indecency put together. ...
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