Turner Broadcasting:"Stunt Gone Wrong"

A. Joseph Ross Joe@attorneyross.com
Wed Jan 31 19:01:58 EST 2007

On 31 Jan 2007 Sid Schweiger wrote:

> I am not a lawyer, but one thought occurred to me:  Turner
> Broadcasting is an FCC licensee (numerous satellite uplinks, plus
> WTBS(TV) Atlanta), and there is a rule prohibiting broadcast "hoaxes."
>  One of the conditions under which the rule applies is the unnecessary
> diversion of law enforcement or safety personnel.  I have no idea
> whether or not this would apply to a cable channel.

I don't know either, but if there's a rule against broadcast hoaxes, 
why wasn't any action taken against the clowns who broadcast April 
Fools Day news a few years ago about Mayor Menino having a heart 
attack or some such thing?

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