Sunday, October 7, 2007

"Howl" too Hot to Handle: NPR Pulls Plug on Reading for Fear of FCC Smashdown

"Fifty years ago today, a San Francisco Municipal Court judge ruled that Allen Ginsberg's Beat-era poem "Howl" was not obscene. Yet today, a New York public broadcasting station decided not to air the poem, fearing that the Federal Communications Commission will find it indecent and crush the network with crippling fines."

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