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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ofcom: Too Much Earthiness On "Live Earth" Broadcast

Watchdog agency Ofcom informed the BBC that it should have toned down the language of some of the celebrities who appeared on the Live Earth concert broadcast last summer. Madonna, Phil Collins and others used the F word, which is taboo, and the Beeb is now in deeper trouble since Ofcom had already censured the network after a similar infraction in 2005 that it would need to be vigilant about such occurrences. The network must now read the news of the sanction to its audience on April 12 (on BBC1 and BBC2). Read more in a Guardian story here.

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