CBS appeals 2004 Super Bowl fine

07/31/2006 | Washington Post, The

Last Friday, CBS petitioned a federal court to overturn the $550,000 fine levied against the network for the infamous "wardrobe malfunction" incident during Janet Jackson's appearance on the Super Bowl halftime show in 2004. In a statement, CBS apologized for the "the inappropriate and unexpected" incident. A spokeswoman for the FCC, which intends to oppose the appeal, said: "Millions of parents, as well as Congress, understand what CBS does not: Janet Jackson's 'wardrobe malfunction' was indeed indecent."

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