FCC Seeks $1.18 Million Fine Over Fox Marriage ShowBy Jeremy Pelofsky WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission (news - web site
October 12, 2004
By Jeremy Pelofsky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) on Tuesday sought to fine 169 Fox television stations a total of $1.18 million for violating decency standards when they aired an episode of "Married by America."

The FCC (news - web sites) said it proposed fining the stations $7,000 each for airing in April 2003 an episode of the matchmaking reality program that showed sexually explicit and graphic scenes at a time when children were likely to be watching.

The agency voted 5-0 in favor of fining the stations after receiving 159 complaints. Not all Fox affiliates aired the episode.

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