| In its first ruling on TV and profanity in three decades, the Supreme Court Tuesday gave the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) the authority to fine broadcasters for one-time utterances of "indecent" language.|
The ruling targets time periods when children are "likely to be watching," which had traditionally included all of prime time except the last hour. That language is sure to be debated.
But in the current harsh economic climate, what network or local station manager would run the risk of a huge government fine over profanity? You have to wonder what this will mean in terms of the networks' ability to create and air adult drama and comedy.