Clean Up Follow Up

Friday, June 11, 2004

Clear Channel Communications has agreed to pay the government $1.75 million, in exchange for the FCC scrapping all pending indecency complaints against the radio conglomerate. It's the largest indecency settlement ever, but it could have been even larger. Lawmakers have proposed boosting fines for broadcasters to 500 thousand dollars, which could then be multiplied by the number of stations which aired the material. Then again, the prospects for any indecency legislation reaching Bush's desk this year aren't what they were a few months ago. The New York Times' Jacques Steinberg updates Bob on the campaign against broadcast indecency

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