Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

FCC Draft Report Suggests It Might Regulate Violence On TV

Stories are circulating everywhere about a new draft report from the FCC that suggests the agency might push to regulate violence on television. Three years ago a group of Congresspersons asked that such a report be prepared. Because the FCC's authority is currently limited to over-the-air broadcast media, the report apparently suggests that Congress could create legislation that would order "a la carte" programming that would allow consumers to pick and choose among cable channels, an idea that some legislators have floated in the last couple of years. Read more here in an AP article by John Dunbar and in a CNN report here. While numerous folks are buzzing about this draft report, however, I'm not entirely clear on who beyond the FCC commissioners has actually seen copies of it.

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