PARENT'S GROUP ANGERED OVER SOUTH PARK EPISODE

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(June 22, 2001) -- The Parents Television Council said it has written letters to advertisers and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell complaining about Comedy Central's airing of a South Park episode this week.

In the episode, the first of the new season, characters watching a fictional HBC TV network saw characters on the show use one slang term for feces 162 times. The screen also featured a counter showing the number of times the word was said.

L. Brent Bozell III, the council's president, said the show was trying to flaunt FCC rules.

"We can do whatever we want. Try and stop us," he said the shows producers were saying. -- Ira Teinowitz

Copyright June 2001, Crain Communications Inc.

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