The Parents Television Council filed an indecency complaint over NBC’s broadcast of a nude scene during Las Vegas on 2/15. The episode aired at 9 pm in the Central and Mountain Time zones. In the, three girls gather together in the center of the casino floor and begin to undress. They strip until they are naked and then begin running around the casino. In the security office, the girls can be seen on the video monitors running around the casino naked. Their buttocks are visible, and only shadows obscure their breasts and groins.
"This crossed the line of common sense decency. NBC seems eager to test the FCC’s resolve to fine stations for violating broadcast decency laws. I remind NBC that the broadcast airwaves are public property. The TV networks do not own them. The TV stations do not own them. The industry must be held accountable for the content they air and the FCC must act in the public interest by slapping NBC with a significant indecency fine," said PTC President Tim Winter.
Less than a month ago the FCC handed down 1.4 million in fines against 52 ABC affiliates (which they are appealing) for a 2003 episode of NYPD Blue that focused extensively on an actress’ naked buttocks, a side view of her bare breasts, and a full frontal view of her nudity (obscured only by her arm and hand covering)-see our top story.