Meanwhile, nearly everyone is wondering just how to spot the elusive line they're not supposed to cross. "The problem is the F.C.C. is trying to enforce a standard that doesn't exist," says Jeff Filgo, executive producer for That 70's Show. "It's almost like they're saying: 'What's indecency? That's for us to know and for you to find out.' You don't know if you've done anything wrong until you get letters." Damon Lindelof, a former co-producer of Crossing Jordan and a creator and executive producer of the new series Lost, is equally perplexed. While "you can't say 'goddamn it' on network TV," he says, some expletives are fine: "You can't say 'Jesus Christ' as an exclamation, but you can refer to him as someone who made wine out of water. Where is the line? I wish I knew."
Scott Robson, "You Can't Do That on Television!" New York Times (18 Jul 04) (typography corrected). I guess the FCC knows it when it sees it. Except, of course, if it involves blood and gore; as I've complained here recently, sex seems inherently more indecent than violent death. <SARCASM> I can tell you which one I enjoy more… but since this is a "family publication," I probably shouldn't. </SARCASM> But, if you really want to hear about boobs on TV, I heartily commend some good old-fashioned folky with from John McCutcheon (MP3 [artist authorized], 2.9Mb)