Former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial last week featured explicit language rarely heard on American airwaves, particularly during a dramatic 13-minute video presented by House managers that showed scenes from the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the enraged, violent mob that caused it. Why was hearing that language on network television unusual? And what might it mean for the future when it comes to broadcast standards?
Streaming services are starting to consider whether, and how, to apply content standards as more viewers shift from traditional TV.
The guy who helps keep NBC News out of of trouble, longtime broadcast standards and practices chief David McCormick, is retiring this summer. McCormick has been with NBC News for more than 40 years.
Jonathan Anschell, the network’s general counsel, will take on standards and practices responsibilities after Marty Franks retires on Sept. 30.
Barbara De Santis promoted to SVP broadcast standards, Fox Broadcasting and MundoFox, while Trae Williams named SVP broadcast standards and practices, Fox Broadcasting