Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 8:11am
PTC FIGHTS TO PRESERVE PROFANITY AMENDMENT
[SOURCE: Broadcasting&Cable, AUTHOR: John Eggerton]
The Parents Television Council Thursday was hoping to keep the momentum going for a TV content-related amendments from Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan). Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) wrote a letter to Brownback asking Brownback not to use the budgeting process to move the legislation. Inouye said he was working on a similar, bipartisan bill dealing with violence and profanity. But PTC does not see the promise of legislation as good enough: “With no legislation currently before the Commerce Committee and the August recess looming," said Winter. "There is no hope - zero - that the Senate can act before the September oral arguments in the Janet Jackson case, or before the FCC’s deadline to respond to the 2nd Circuit opinion."
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Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has introduced a bill that would explicitly give the FCC the power to find a fleeting expletive indecent and the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee has pledged to act on it.
* Senate Panel to Vote on TV-Indecency Bill
- Inouye ‘Aggressively Preparing’ TV Content Bill
- Rockefeller Plans To Introduce TV Violence Bill By August Recess
- Brownback Tries to Restore FCC's Profanity Power
- Stevens Urges Senate to Pass Indecency Bill
- DOJ Warns Supremes of Potential Undermining of FCC Indecency Regulations
- Rockefeller Bill Stalled by Court Ruling
- Inouye Signals Support For Bill To Regulate Television Violence
- Brownback's Push for Tougher FCC Defeated
- Court rejects FCC broadcast decency limit
- Supreme Court Upholds 'Fleeting Expletive' Rule for Now
- Hearings Scheduled On TV's Impact On Kids
- Senate Panel To Consider Proposal On TV 'Indecency'
- TV Violence Hearing Postponed
- Fleeting Profanities Bill Unlikely to See Senate Floor Vote
- Old Indecency Fine Still on FCC Books