I work at a mid sized TV station. We just had a visit from the FCC along with two people with badges. I didn’t get close enough to see what agency they were with.
We have been told to prepare for all our programming to be pre-empted from 8 am for up to 72 hours.
They told my boss that he can be held criminally liable if he doesn’t allow their feed to air.
He was almost in tears saying “I’ve never seen anything like this after 30 years in business.”
They scared him and the district manger.
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Robert David Steele and Charlie Ward discuss details:
All Channels to clear their schedules at 8 am Wednesday! According to the FCC “if they don’t, they will be held criminally liable”
Video here(EBS part starts at 16:00):