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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 18, 2012


 

PTC Praises FCC for Seeking Supreme Court Review of Janet Jackson Decision

LOS ANGELES (April 18, 2012) – The Parents Television Council applauded the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Third Circuit court decision to throw out the agency’s $550,000 fine against CBS over Janet Jackson’s 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” during the Super Bowl halftime show.

“We are pleased to learn that the FCC will seek Supreme Court review of the infamous Janet Jackson ‘wardrobe malfunction’ during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show. Eight years after the fact, it’s important to remember the impact of that incident on American families – there were more than a half million complaints filed with the FCC, multiple Congressional hearings and ultimately higher fines for broadcasters who violated the law. We are hopeful that the high court will hear this case to ensure that the networks are held accountable and the broadcast decency law is enforced,” said PTC president Tim Winter.
 
To speak with a representative from the Parents Television Council, please contact Megan Franko at (703) 859-5054 or Liz Krieger at (703) 683-5004 ext. 120.


The Parents Television Council™ (www.parentstv.org®) is a non-partisan education organization advocating responsible entertainment. It was founded in 1995 to ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television and in other media. This national grassroots organization has more than 1.3 million members across the United States, and works with television producers, broadcasters, networks and sponsors in an effort to stem the flow of harmful and negative messages targeted to children. The PTC also works with elected and appointed government officials to enforce broadcast decency standards. Most importantly, the PTC produces critical research and publications documenting the dramatic increase in sex, violence and profanity in entertainment. This information is provided free of charge so parents can make informed viewing choices for their own families.

 

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