FCC Jackson Exposed

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Janet Jackson's Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction may cost 20 TV stations a total of $550,000 in fines.

A sources tells The Associated Press the Federal Communications Commission staff is recommending each of the CBS owned and operated stations pay the maximum indecency penalty of $27,500.

No fines were recommended for CBS affiliates that aired the Super Bowl show but are not owned by Viacom, the parent company of CBS.

Commissioners could expand it by including the network's affiliates. A decision is expected in the next few weeks.

Jackson and singer Justin Timberlake did a sexually suggestive dance in the halftime show produced by MTV. It ended with Timberlake ripping off a piece of her costume, exposing her right breast to a TV audience of 90 million people.

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