Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Group 6- Government Censorship and Self-Regulation

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Daniel Hernandez
Elizabeth Kamenicky 
Alex Korkmas
Lauren Sanders
Sam Scinicariello

Summary:
We will look at how Howard Stern was censored by the FCC through their application of indecency rules and why this forced him in the new self-regulated medium of satellite radio. By looking at Howard Stern and his many indecency fines we will demonstrate how the government censors broadcast media even in today’s society.
Outline:
I.               Introduction
A.   Define Censorship
B.    Define Indecency?
II.             History of the FCC and Indecency
A.   Carlin’s Seven Dirty Works
B.    Pacifica Decision
III.           Howard Stern Fines
A.   Infinity Fined  because of multiple Stern Indecency violations
i.               Personal Vendetta of former FCC chairman
B.    Clear Channel Fined For Stern Violations
i.               First time the FCC fined separately for Each indecency violation
ii.              Clear Channel chooses to remove Stern from several markets
IV.           Stern Moves to Satellite
A.   Sterns Claims of President Bush’s Witch Hunt
i.               Claimed indecency was being used against him personally
B.    Stern and Satellite radio’s self-censorship
i.               Stern is not fined for indecency in the same way as broadcast radio
ii.              Success of satellite since Stern moved to Sirius-XM
iii.            Question of The future
V.             Conclusion
A.   Howard Stern as an example of Government Censorship
B.    How Howard Stern now engages in self-censorship
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