For the last few years, radio and television broadcasters have had especial reason to fear the Federal Communications Commission: the regulatory agency can levy six-figure fines — up to $325,000 — against stations that air "indecent content." Profanity, "wardrobe malfunctions," etc.
Today, the Supreme Court of the United States heard arguments in FCC v. Fox Television Stations. Basically, the Second Circuit Court said that the FCC had fined stations arbitrarily, which isn't constitutional.
David Savage, who covers the Court for the Los Angeles Times, will join us, to explain the case, and to fill us in on what it might mean for radio and television stations, and you.