FCC Fines CBS $550K

Hearn, Ted
September 2004
Multichannel News;9/27/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 39, p14
This article reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last Wednesday proposed to fine twenty CBS Broadcasting Inc.-owned stations $550,000 combined for violating federal indecency rules by broadcasting singer Janet Jackson's breast exposure during the Super Bowl halftime show. The FCC declined to punish more than 200 independent CBS independent affiliates, on the basis that they were not in a position to anticipate that rocker Just in Timberlake would remove a portion of Jackson's clothing to reveal her naked breast before a national audience of 100 million people, millions of them children.


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