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House / Broadcasting / Indecency Fines / Foul Language #750667

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 11, 2004
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(Studio: John Roberts) The House vote to increase the fine for broadcasters who air indecent material noted.

(Washington: Richard Schlesinger) The trouble in defining what constitutes foul language examined; footage shown of rock star Bono using an expletive {bleeped out} while accepting a Golden Globe award in 2003, and of comedian George Carlin listing foul words {bleeped out}; scenes shown of Representative Doug Ose’s bill spelling out the words {ex-ed out.} [OSE - notes that he cannot read his bill defining the seven words that cannot be used on TV.] [Political satirist Al FRANKEN†- opposes the bill.]

Roberts, John;
Schlesinger, Richard

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