PBS Feels the Chill

Friday, May 14, 2004

Shock jocks are not the only ones feeling the hot breath of the FCC on the back of the neck. So has the high-tone Public Broadcasting Service. Recently, Masterpiece Theater, in consultation with PBS, cut not just the usual f-word but also the s-word, formerly acceptable-in-context, from the British series "Prime Suspect." Mystery and Masterpiece Theatre Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton explained that PBS had to consider the real effect of FCC fines on PBS stations.

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