What Will FCC’s "Stopwatch" Plan Bring?

Broadcasters have been busy filing frosty comments in response to the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry on “Standardizing Program Reporting Requirements for Broadcast Licensees.”  These comments reveal the difficult position in which the FCC places itself when it attempts to craft rules that relate to specific programming content. Having launched itself down that path, the question becomes whether the commission will attempt to face these issues and address them in any resulting rule, or merely downplay them, requiring an appeals court to address them at a later date.