Ed Bradley: Everyone At CBS Shocked And Embarrassed

Ed Bradley of CBS News’ ’60 Minutes’ was on CNN’s ‘Larry King Live’ on Wednesday (February 4) to discuss his interview with Michael Jackson, as well as his thoughts on *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposing the breast of Janet Jackson at the Super Bowl. He said, “Well, I think everyone at CBS from Mel Karmazin (Viacom President and Chief Operating Officer) on down, was one, shocked, two, embarrassed, by what happened. Here you have — I mean I talked to people who were there for the Super Bowl at CBS, who went to all the rehearsals, and there was no indication that anything like this was going to happen. It hadn’t been rehearsed, it hadn’t been planned as far as they could see.” Check out the entire transcript here.

I Support Janet Jackson No Matter What

February 4, 2004 – Contributed anonymously: Janet should be a well respected artist. She has made many contributions to various charities as well as college funds, and yet she has to be disrespected for a brief two second incident that occurred. I am ashamed to be an American, right now. We have men and women dying and fighting for us in Iraq everyday, and yet we can’t even stop fighting with each other. Our leaders of this country has no right to be leaders of this country if they are easily paranoid, offended and extremely sensitive to every situation that occurs in this country. My apologies to our men in women over in Iraq for risking their lives for this country.

P.S. I didn’t know that wearing an American flag as a poncho was actually an act of terrorism on this country. Or even a breast for that matter. Which needless to say was only shown for 0.2 seconds and I’m sure is not going to send a child to the shrink’s office.

CBS Boss: Janet Jackson ‘Hijacked Our Broadcast’

February 4, 2004 – Cindy Adams of The New York Post spoke with CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves who was quite candid about his feelings after *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake exposed Janet Jackson’s breast at the Super Bowl on Sunday. “She hijacked our broadcast. A really bad mistake on her part,” Moonves said. “This program had huge ratings. I didn’t need this to get ratings. A hundred million Americans watched. I could’ve put on Andy Williams and gotten the same ratings. I’m very aggravated. I feel betrayed and that’s hard to take.” So where was Moonves when It happened? “Right there,” he told me. “Sitting in the skybox next to the broadcast booth, watching the show like any other fan. I couldn’t believe it. My first reaction was, ‘Can’t be… Did I just see what I think I saw? … Did this really pull away?'”

Support For Janet And Justin After Boob Flash

February 4, 2004 – Our previous survey asking what you thought of Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl breast flash saw Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC “should’ve removed both sides of her outfit” just edge out “Lil’ Kim already broke that barrier, who cares?”, 38.2% to 38.1%. Well behind was the conservative sympathizers, who argued, “I was outraged! Children watch this!” with only 23.7%.

Janet Jackson Out Of Grammys

February 4, 2004 – Access Hollywood has learned that Janet will not be appearing at Sunday’s Grammy Awards after exposing her breast at the Super Bowl on Sunday. Janet was set to introduce the Luther Vandross Tribute at the Grammys, but CBS has allegedly retracted the invitation. In response to the Super Bowl slip, CBS will air the Grammys with up to a five-minute delay so that nothing questionable will make it on the air.

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