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.
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.