A few days ago
chris h

What exactly does the FCC do?

I have to get information for a TV Production project for monday and i need links to sites that will give me information on what the FCC actually does. any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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A few days ago
Sean M

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The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 as the successor to the Federal Radio Commission and is charged with regulating all non-Federal Government use of the radio spectrum (including radio and television broadcasting), and all interstate telecommunications (wire, satellite and cable) as well as all international communications that originate or terminate in the United States. It is an important factor in US telecommunication policy. The FCC took over wire communication regulation from the Interstate Commerce Commission.

A few days ago
My experience with the FCC was in Television work. I had to follow their guidelines and company policy. I had to Log to a 1/10th of a second what was being broadcast when I pull the switch. The rules and policies are very strict and must be followed.

A few days ago


The link below probably has the information you are seeking.

Obscene, Indecent, and Profane Broadcasts


Consumer Facts


Obscenity/Indecency/ Profanity Home Page

Indecency Fact Sheet

How To File an Indecency Complaint

Complaint Process

Who Handles Indecency Complaints

Complaint & Enforcement Statistics

TV Ratings & Channel Blocking