Tag Archives: Janet Jackson

The Ghosts of Super Bowl Halftime Shows Past

I will confess that I was underwhelmed by Justin Timberlake’s Super Bowl halftime show.  Now I’ve never been much of a JT fan, so I didn’t come at the show with high expectations. And I will further admit that I … Continue reading

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Pre-Class Video: Ten Year Anniversary of the “Wardrobe Malfunction”

Ten years ago, singer Janet Jackson exposed her breast for 9/16ths of a second.  As a result, broadcast network CBS was threatened with a fine of more than half a million dollars and a near-decade long battle over what could … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 – 8 Years Later – Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Janet Jackson Wardrobe Malfunction Case

Eight years ago, singer Janet Jackson exposed her breast for 9/16ths of a second.  As a result, broadcast network CBS was fined more than half a million dollars and a near-decade long battle over what could or could not be … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 3 & 9 – Janet Jackson’s Wardrobe Malfunction

Will the court case over Janet Jackson’s 9/16ths of second of nipple exposure ever end? ANSWER – Yes, the case ended on June 29, 2012, when the Supreme Court declined to review a lower court decision throwing out the fine. … Continue reading

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Link Ch. 1 – Are FCC Indecency Rules Still Relevant in New Media Age?

FCC indecency rules (or at least enforcement of them) has varied greatly over the years, but ever since Janet Jackson’s 5/16ths of a second nipple exposure, the FCC adopted a “zero tolerance” policy.  But does fight against fleeting nudity and expletives … Continue reading

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