Could ‘Young Sheldon’ EAS Oops Cost CBS?


On April 12, 2018, CBS transmitted an episode of its popular prequel to “The Big Bang Theory” that included something that was hardly offensive.

Yet, the network fined $550,000 for a 2004 Super Bowl snafu involving singer Janet Jackson’s nipple did something on that national telecast that triggered FCC alarms.

This particular episode of “Young Sheldon” included a sound effect accompanying a tornado warning, which the producers modified, but still audibly resembled actual Emergency Alert System (EAS) tones.

That could cost CBS hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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