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2006-03-15 18:30:22

By Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Wednesday proposed fining television broadcasters millions of dollars for violating decency rules and upheld $550,000 in penalties against CBS stations for the 2004 Super Bowl breast flash by singer Janet Jackson.

2006-02-22 21:09:05

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators plan to issue decisions soon in about 40 cases involving complaints against broadcasters for violating federal decency limits, a source close to the matter said on Wednesday. The U.S.

2005-10-08 13:19:03

MIAMI (Reuters) - The American operator of a Web site which posted grisly pictures of people killed in the Iraq and Afghan conflicts was arrested on obscenity charges unrelated to the war photos, police officials in Florida said.

2005-07-14 14:53:12

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A parents group on Thursday accused the ABC television network of violating broadcast decency standards when it failed to censor all profanity uttered during the recent Live 8 concert, an event held to draw attention to poverty in poor countries.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.