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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

FCC proposed record fine for CBS indecency
Clay Flaherty at 12:00 AM ET

On March 15, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a record $3.6 million fine against CBS stations and affiliates for violating decency standards by airing a graphic sex scene during a broadcast. The proposal levied the maximum fine of $32,500 against dozens of stations and affiliates and represented the first round of financial sanctions to be issued under FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Also that day, the FCC upheld its previously-proposed $550,000 fine against 20 CBS stations for what it called the "broadcast of indecent material during the February 1, 2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show."

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