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                   CONCURRING STATEMENT OF 

Re:  Viacom Inc. 

     Today, the Commission issues a consent decree with 
Viacom for several pending indecency complaints.  This 
consent decree differs significantly from others which we 
have recently reached involving indecency complaints.  For 
example, the consent decrees that we signed with both Clear 
Channel Communications and Emmis Communications - which were 
identical to each other - require more concrete actions to 
protect against and deter the airing of inappropriate 
material in the future.  By contrast, this consent decree 
does not have all of these protections.  I am concerned that 
this consent decree is significantly different and may be 
less of a deterrent for future violations.  Moreover, by 
requiring less of Viacom than we have required of others, we 
may be treating those other companies unfairly.