Triplett, William
June 2006
Daily Variety;6/8/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 48, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the passing of an indecency bill from the U.S. Congress which increases fines from 32,500 U.S. dollars to 325,000 U.S. dollars per indecent offense in public airwaves. Senator Sam Brownback, author of the bill, stated that raising the broadcast indecency fines for abusing the airwaves will make broadcasters accountable for the content of their media. Dennis Wharton, National Association of Broadcasters, stated that the organization believes in responsible self-regulation.


Related Articles

  • BROWNBACK IS BACK. Halonen, Doug // Television Week;11/29/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 48, p2 

    Reports on the efforts of Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas to raise the cap on fines for indecency on television in the U.S., as of November 2004 Attempts to raise the maximum fine imposed by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission; Chances for the quick passage of the bill; Statement from...

  • INDECENT PROPOSALS. Triplett, William // Daily Variety;1/27/2005, Vol. 286 Issue 22, p7 

    The article reports that an attempt to hike broadcast indecency fines was renewed when Republican from Michigan Fred Upton introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives calling for stiffer penalties. Upton's bill is multipronged, raising the maximum fine from $32,500 to $500,000 per...

  • U.S. Senate to increase FCC penalties for violating indecency code. Cortes, Rossie // Caribbean Business;4/15/2004, Vol. 32 Issue 17, p33 

    Reports on the bill introduced by U.S. Senator Sam Brownback and colleagues to increase the penalties for television and radio broadcasters who violate decency codes, including the use of obscene language on the air. Inclusion of proposal to control violence; Details of the bill; Refusal of the...

  • NAB 2012 Coverage: Dennis Wharton interview.  // Broadcast Engineering Exclusive Insight;4/19/2012, p2 

    The article presents an introduction to an interview with Dennis Wharton, executive vice president of the U.S. National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).

  • Senate having a fine time with indecency. Triplett, William // Daily Variety;5/22/2006, Vol. 291 Issue 36, p4 

    The article reports on the approval of a bill that would increase broadcast indecency fines tenfold by the U.S. Senate. The bill, which was authored by Kansas Senator Sam Brownback, had been struck in the Senate Commerce Committee. The move was the result of the continuing push by conservative...

  • Higher Indecency Fines Back in Play. Halonen, Doug // Television Week;10/11/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 41, p29 

    Reports on the legislation introduced by U.S. Senator Sam Brownback, R-Kansas, to increase the fine for indecency in television broadcasting. Optimism of Brownback on the bipartisan support of the legislation; Key provisions of the bill; Problems with the fines and other media-related...

  • Indecency Issue on the Rebound. Halonen, Doug // Television Week;6/14/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 24, p4 

    Reports on the plans of U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) to introduce a defense bill amendment to raise the cap on fines for indecent broadcast. Cost of payment for indecency broadcast violations; Concerns raised about media ownership deregulation; Terms of the settlement agreement of Clear...

  • House Wants Big Smut Fines. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;2/21/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p32 

    Reports on the legislative bill approved by the U.S. Congress that increased the fines to be imposed on broadcasters and entertainers for violating federal indecency laws in 2005. Penalties imposed to Viacom, Inc. by the Federal Communications Commission after singer Janet Jackson exposed her...

  • OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR.  // Hill;3/18/2009, Vol. 16 Issue 31, p32 

    The article reports on several members of the U.S. Congress who were confirmed and expected to run for local governorship including Alabama representative Artur Davies, U.S. senator Sam Brownback, and Michigan representative Pete Hoekstra.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics