From ContactMusic.com :
THE WAR OVER WAR
Some PBS stations are planning to air an edited version of the Ken Burns WWII documentary The War, concerned over the possible reaction of the FCC to profanities uttered by soldiers in the footage, Broadcasting & Cable reported Monday. Their decision has encountered the anger of the American Civil Liberties Union, the trade publication indicated.
"To impede the First Amendment rights of those who fought and died for those very rights is reprehensible," said ACLU Washington legislative director Caroline Fredrickson in a statement. "Our public broadcasters should not be afraid to air fourteen hours of an educational and fact-based documentary because of a handful of profanities. Images of the brutality of war are far more disturbing than any four letter word."
The ACLU noted that the stations' decision points up the "chilling effect" that the FCC's recent rulings on indecent language have had on television writers and producers.