During periods of concern about the content of television programming, Congress often threatens to legislate standards. In response to such threats, the entertainment industry has often adopted its own standards. Mr. Corn- Revere suggests that this raises First Amendment concerns: The threat of legislation can limit free speech as much as actual legislation.
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