Last updated: February 21, 2008 - 11:11am
PTC UP IN ARMS OVER 'LAS VEGAS' EPISODE
The Parents Television Council is calling on its members to file complaints with the Federal Communications Commission about what it calls an indecent episode of NBC’s Las Vegas that aired on Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. in the Central and Mountain time zones and at 10 p.m. in the Eastern and Pacific Time zones. The watchdog group says the episode “that was viewed by hundreds of thousands of children included a side camera shot of a stripper exposing her breasts. As if that were not offensive enough, the men watching her wagered money about the color of her nipples.” “NBC brazenly thumbed its nose at the broadcast decency law with the Nov. 30 episode of Las Vegas. It’s been nearly two years since the FCC handed out fines against a television station for violating federal broadcast decency laws—a fact that has not escaped the notice of broadcasters. This season all of the broadcast networks have upped the ante by introducing increasingly outrageous, explicit and indecent sexual content,” said Tim Winter, president of the PTC.
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