Viacom Agrees to Pay Feds $3.5 Mil.

NEW YORK Viacom on Tuesday agreed to pay federal regulators $3.5 million to settle a series of indecency complaints and wipe its slate clean except for the Super Bowl broadcast that included the fleeting exposure of Janet Jackson’s breast.

Broadcasts covered by the consent decree include the sex-in-St. Patrick’s Cathedral stunt staged in 2002 by radio hosts Opie and Anthony, who were fired from Infinity Broadcasting, and a broadcast by Howard Stern, who has said he is leaving Viacom for the less restrictive platform of satellite radio, which is not bound by indecency restrictions.

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