As a followup to my column, “Putting the F in FCC,” I invited FCC Commissioner Michael Copps onto my show this afternoon to discuss several issues.

We discussed the notion of broadcasters “serving the public interest” (I asked him if airing “American Idol” qualified), whether it’s the government’s business to regulate content, his reaction to a federal court overturning the FCC’s rulings on fleeting profanity, and the special interest pressure groups that gin up “public reaction” and whether those voices carry more weight than Americans who don’t complain because they’re enjoying what they’re watching and listening to.

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