American TV Nets Walk A Careful Line

American TV networks are scrambling to scrub their content of material that might get them in trouble with the FCC. “Congress is threatening to increase sharply fines for airing indecent material, and some politicians want to regulate cable and satellite TV for indecency for the first time. Over 80% of American homes subscribe either to cable or satellite TV, but only broadcast television, which is technically free, is subject to indecency regulation. The media industry fears that new rules could damage its business model.”