So some 20 TV stations won't air Saving Private Ryan, Stephen Speilberg's suspiciously timed baby boomer shout out to the Greatest Generation. Why are these stations acting so unpatriotically? Are they now affiliates of Al Jazeera, CBS, or some other anti-American cabal?
Nope, they're just afraid of the U.S.'s own Federal Communication Commission, which regulates content on broadcast TV and radio, hammering them with fines if viewers protest the violence and language in the World War II flick. Whole story here.
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