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CBS WINS “NIPPLEGATE” CASE AGAIN

November 3, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

For a second time, a federal appeals court has tossed out the $550,000 fine that the FCC meted out to CBS stations that aired the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” involving Janet Jackson during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. In a 2-1 ruling the court said that the FCC had failed to notify broadcasters that it […]

SOMETHING FOR EVERY TASTE AT MEGAPLEX THIS WEEKEND

November 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every movie genre will be represented at the megaplex this weekend. You want a family film? There’s the animated Megamind, the latest 3D offering from DreamWorks Animation and Paramount. You want a raunchy male-oriented comedy? There’s Warner Bros.’ R-rated Due Date, directed by Todd Phillips and starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. […]

DIRTY WORDS GET A REPRIEVE

July 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge U.S. appellate court on Tuesday struck down an FCC rule that allows it to fine broadcasters for using “patently offensive” language on live television. Ruling that the FCC policy violates the First Amendment, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said: “By prohibiting all ‘patently offensive’ references […]

PTC VOWS “UNRELENTING” BATTLE AGAINST “BLEEP MY DAD SAYS”

May 21, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

A day after CBS announced that its new series, currently titled Bleep My Dad Says, will become part of a new Thursday-night comedy lineup in the fall, the Parents Television Council went into action. The group, which was principally responsible for flooding the FCC with thousands of protests over Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” […]