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Stay Tuned: Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Performance Set For Rerun

Can you stand it?  Three-and-a-half years of infamy later, CBS is still in the trenches appealing the Federal Communications' $550,000 indecency fine for a split-second view of Janet Jackson's breast on a Sunday afternoon Super Bowl halftime show.

Can you even remember who played or the score? (The New England Patriots beat the Carolina Panthers in a squeaker, 32-29). 

Do you care?

Apparently CBS does, and it's trying to bring down the FCC as a consequence of the fine.  The challenge now pending in the Third Circuit seeks to overturn the FCC's authority to fine the networks for indecency.

Whether that's an indecent proposal remains to be ruled upon, but MIPTC is betting this Super Dispute is headed for the Supreme Court. 

Stay tuned to see how much more of Janet we get to watch.

Posted by J. Craig Williams on Friday, September 07, 2007


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