Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

DISSING PRIVATE RYAN

The FCC claims it received a number of viewer complaints about ABC's uncensored broadcast of Saving Private Ryan last Thursday. In the end, 30 percent of ABC's stations — fearing reprisals from the FCC — boycotted Ryan. It was unclear how many complaints were logged, but sources confirm that anything in excess of three would be deeply disturbing.

TV Guide User Photo
TV GuideNews

The FCC claims it received a number of viewer complaints about ABC's uncensored broadcast of Saving Private Ryan last Thursday. In the end, 30 percent of ABC's stations — fearing reprisals from the FCC — boycotted Ryan. It was unclear how many complaints were logged, but sources confirm that anything in excess of three would be deeply disturbing.