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AFTRA: It Could Have Been Worse

AFTRA: It Could Have Been Worse

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists was pleased the indecency measure passed by the House did not include provisions to fine individuals, such as on-air talent, for violations. The measure limits fines to stations.
“For over two years, performers, announcers, and journalists have been squarely in the crosshairs of those who advocate censorship. While the industry talked about ratings systems and V-chips, AFTRA members were the first to speak out against fines on individuals,” stated AFTRA National Director of Legislative Affairs Thomas Carpenter.
“Considering the tremendous pressure in Congress to pass an indecency law this year, it’s a great victory to keep performer fines and license forfeiture out of indecency legislation, which would have been devastating to AFTRA members,” Carpenter said.