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June 4, 2007
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NAB Statement on Today's Appellate Court Indecency Ruling

WASHINGTON, DC – In a 2-1 ruling, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York today issued a ruling, which vacates and remands a 2006 FCC indecency decision against Fox Broadcasting.

The following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President Dennis Wharton:

"This is a timely opinion as public policymakers weigh the merits of further program content restrictions. NAB has long believed that responsible industry self-regulation is preferable to government regulation in areas of programming content."

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