5: WTF FCC?
What are the rules about swearing on television and radio? What can you actually say on the air, and how are these decisions made? Do these rules change as times change? On this episode of Very Bad Words, we learn how George Carlin’s bit about the 7 words you can never say on television, unintentionally set FCC policy regarding profanity on the air. With guests: Matthew Lasar - author of “Pacifica Radio: The Rise of an Alternative Network” Sarah Montague - producer of Selected Shorts
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