TV Stations Fear “Private Ryan” FCC Fines

Dozens of TV stations across the US are pulling out of airing Saving Private Ryan on Veterans Day. “They say they’re afraid the film’s scenes of extreme violence and intense adult language will lead to sanctions by the Federal Communications Commission under its new, supersize anti-indecency standards. Ironically, most of them already aired “Saving Private Ryan” when ABC ran it, unedited, to commemorate Veterans Day in 2001 and 2002.”