Yes, a great deal has changed on the television landscape since Soap‘s battle with pressure groups back in the late ’70s/early ’80s. Then again, a great deal remains the same as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments again today concerning how far the FCC can go in keeping “dirty words” off the air.
Protections against a lack of health care, unscrupulous bankers and other harsh realities? Sorry. But protection from some of the earthy language many would like to use to describe the effects of the above? Absolutely. Surprising how little has changed since the days of Soap.