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                        STATEMENT OF

Re:  Viacom Inc.  

     I support today's action.  By admitting that certain 
broadcasts violated our indecency rules, by making a sizable 
contribution to the U.S. Treasury, and by entering into a 
company-wide compliance plan involving training, internal 
investigations and suspensions, and delay mechanisms, Viacom 
has renewed its commitment to prevent the broadcast of 
indecent material on its stations.  Faithful adherence to 
the compliance plan should obviate the need for Commission 
enforcement in this area.  Given Infinity Broadcasting's 
history with the Commission, we will expect strict adherence 
to today's agreement.  

     While this consent decree involves a number of matters 
concerning Infinity Broadcasting, CBS, UPN, and other Viacom 
entities, I am satisfied that the Bureau conducted 
preliminary investigations into each of those matters and 
understood the full extent of the possible violations and 
the suitability of the remedy.