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FCC: Chill Factor?

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FCC: Chill Factor?

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A legislative battle is heating up that pits decency against the First Amendment. It could also change the way you listen to radio and watch TV. Join NPR's Neal Conan for an update on the effort to clean up the airwaves, its effect on broadcasters, and the potential payoff for cable and satellite providers.

Guests:

Rebecca Eaton
*Executive producer of Masterpiece Theater and Mystery on PBS

Frank Ahrens
*Washington Post business reporter

Bob Lee
*Chairman of the CBS Television Network Affiliates Association
*President and general manager of WDBJ, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Va.

Brian Dietz
*Spokesperson for National Cable and Telecommunications Association, which represents cable companies serving more than 90 percent of nation's cable households and over 200 cable networks

Greg Lindsay
*Contributor to Advertising Age
*co-wrote the article "The New Puritanism" that talks about the culture, media and marketing aftermath of the recent FCC crackdown. which appear in the April 5th issue of Advertising Age article.