A performance of King Lear by Ian McKellen, 69, caught the attention of Paula Kerger, PBS President and CEO, who scheduled it for broadcast this season. The only problem is whether the Federal Communications Commission will penalize PBS for allowing McKellen’s character to shed his clothing along with his sanity. Kerger suggested the play be broadcast on television, because “it’s the kind of thing people should be able to see.” Kerger says she will consider FCC regulations before deciding whether to show the play. —Caitlin Baker