Video: Midnight Blue: An FCC time limit for raunch

An FCC time limit for raunch

When should youngsters be tucked away in bed, safe from the corrupting influence of raunchy radio and off-color television shows? After midnight, the Federal Communications Commission determined last week. In a clarification of its newly enunciated guidelines on "indecent" programming, the commission ruled that broadcasters can air such material between 12 midnight and 6 a.m. without fear of FCC censure. Reason: those are the hours when children are not likely to be in the audience.

In recent years the proliferation of "raunch radio" personalities like Howard Stern, the acid-tongued New York disk jockey, has raised a public outcry over broadcast vulgarity....