HARRY SMITH: Welcome back to The Early Show, I'm Harry Smith. With us today in our New York studios is U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin. Mr. Martin, welcome.
KEVIN MARTIN: Thank you, Harry, good to be here.
HARRY SMITH: Mr. Martin, the FCC issued a new ruling today on profanity
, is that correct?
KEVIN MARTIN: That's right, Harry. The commission decided that profanities can be used on news programs, but not on entertainment programs. We feel that this is a fair compromise that accommodates the freedom of...
HARRY SMITH: Shit.
KEVIN MARTIN: Pardon?
HARRY SMITH: Shit! That's one of the words I can say, right? Shit?
KEVIN MARTIN: Um. Yes, that word, which you said, is one of the profanities which...
HARRY SMITH: Shit! This is cool. Thank you for coming, Mr. Martin. And now, Julie Chen has a story, about some fucking elections. Julie?
JULIE CHEN: Thank you, Harry. The voting is over, but the counting has barely started, and Senate races in three fucking states are too close to call.
HARRY SMITH: Shit. So we won't know which party controls the Senate until...?
JULIE CHEN: It could be weeks or fucking months, Harry.
HARRY SMITH: Shit. Tits.
JULIE CHEN: Assholes.
HARRY SMITH: Fuck. Let's check in with CBS weatherman Dave Price. Dave, what's the national weather picture this morning?
DAVE PRICE: Shitty, Harry. It's fucking raining in Washington, and fucking cold in many parts of the country. Bundle up, or you'll freeze your asses off!
JULIE CHEN: Tits, too. Brrrr. Tits, tits, tits.
HARRY SMITH: Dave will be back with the five-day forecast, after these fucking commercials. Stay with us.