FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
October 12, 2004
NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:|
Janice Wise at (202) 418-7450
Washington, D.C. -- The Federal Communications Commission today issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture against various Fox Television Network affiliates, including TVT License Inc., licensee of Station WTVT, Tampa, Florida for apparently airing indecent material during an April 7, 2003 episode of the Married By America program. The Commission proposed a forfeiture in the amount of $7,000 for each station that broadcast the program.
The Commission found that the episode, which aired prior to 10:00 p.m., a time when children were likely to be in the audience, involved depictions of sexual activity and was patently offensive.
By the Commission: Chairman Powell, Commissioners Abernathy, Copps, Martin, and Adelstein, FCC 04-242, October 5, 2004, Commissioner Martin issuing a statement at a later date.
Enforcement Bureau Contacts: Janice Wise or Lisa Fowlkes (202-418-7450)