View Full Version : NBC adds 5-second delay to telecasts

10-08-2004, 10:59 PM
NBC is adding a 5-second delay to its NASCAR telecasts after Dale Earnhardt Jr. used a vulgarity during a postrace TV interview last weekend.

"We're disappointed for our viewers to have to do this, but the delay provides a level of protection against anything inappropriate going out over the air," NBC Sports chairman Dick Ebersol said yesterday.

Federal regulators have cracked down on objectionable content on TV and radio since Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. CBS was fined a record $550,000 by the FCC for Jackson's breast-baring incident.

Networks have installed delays of up to 10 seconds for some programming, and ABC's "Monday Night Football" is using a 5-second delay this season. But, until now, NBC had decided not to give itself a chance to censor its NASCAR telecasts.

I am going to stick with pay cable programming. If any of you watch comedy central they beep over the so called obscene words, but the beep is so short you can still tell what the word is. :D

10-08-2004, 11:08 PM
havent any of these folks got a life , it makes no differnce to me how much delay they have , it is just the point of it , anytime you turn the tube on there is some nudity or langage being used ..whats the big deal

10-09-2004, 10:47 AM
Who gives a shit that Dale jr said SHIT and that Janets TIT popped out !!

Kids in junior high see and hear much worse than this on a daily basis !

Just another reason for the media to censor what we get to see and hear ..