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FCC May Drop Ban on TV Nudity & Expletives

04/12/2013

IM Fcc Nudity Ban Decision | News & Events

WASHINGTON (BP) -- Nudity and expletives normally reserved for cable television would be allowed on broadcast TV under a proposal from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

In an announcement that received little attention but could have a major impact on America's families, the FCC April 1 announced it is considering changes to the current broadcast indecency policies that would permit "isolated expletives" and isolated "non-sexual nudity" on broadcast TV, something that currently could draw a fine.

The FCC is asking for public feedback on the proposed policy. The deadline is the end of April.

Dan Isett, direct of public policy for the Parents Television Council, said the proposal -- if passed by the FCC's five commissioners -- would lead to dramatic changes on TV.

"Broadcast television would look like HBO -- more nudity, more language, more everything," Isett told Baptist Press.

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