FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for 'Conan's' Simulated Emergency Alert Promo

November 6, 2013 3:41 AM

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FCC Proposes $25,000 Fine for 'Conan's' Simulated Emergency Alert Promo

An ad for TBS' late-night show sounded similar to a distress signal, leading the commission to insist that the channel's parent company pay a large penalty.

The FCC's Enforcement Bureau has proposed a $25,000 fine on TBS for a promo for Conan O'Brien's late-night show, Conan, that the FCC claims was a false Emergency Alert System warning.

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