As expected, KCSM-TV will fight a proposed $15,000 fine by the FCC for its repeated use of the F-word and S-word during a Martin Scorsese documentary on jazz music. And the public station won’t have to pay any attorneys fees as it takes on the FCC — Margaret Tobey of the Morrison & Foerster law firm will take the case pro bono, according to the Examiner. The FCC contends that the station should have aired the documentary later in the evening, when it was less likely that children would be watching. The documentary, “The Blues: Godfathers and Sons,” aired from 8 to 10 p.m. on March 11, 2004.

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