Regulator: Airing Springer On TV Was OK

The UK’s media regulator says the BBC’s airing of Jerry Springer the Opera did not violate broadcast standards. “More than 7,940 people complained to Ofcom before the hit stage show was broadcast on BBC Two in January, followed by a further 8,860 afterwards. ‘Ofcom recognises that a large number of people were deeply offended by the transmission.’ But it said the show was ‘an important work and commentary on modern TV.”