Could ‘Young Sheldon’ EAS Oops Cost CBS?

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On April 12, 2018, CBS transmitted an episode of its popular prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” that included something that was hardly offensive.


Yet, the network fined $550,000 for a 2004 Super Bowl snafu involving singer Janet Jackson’s nipple did something on that national telecast that triggered FCC alarms.

This particular episode of “Young Sheldon” included a sound effect accompanying a tornado warning, which the producers modified, but still audibly resembled actual Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones.

That could cost CBS hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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