Isn't it amazing what a single "wardrobe malfunction" can inspire? Super Bowl XXXVIII was shaping up to be one of the closest NFL championship games in the sport's history. The New England Patriots would prevail on a last minute field goal to top the Carolina Panthers. Nobody seems to remember a whole lot about the game, though. Nipplegate would rock the gridiron contest's halftime show and the media world has never quite been the same.

We will explore the incident and its far-reaching implications. In of itself, the brief shot of Janet Jackson's partly exposed right breast may seem petty but it was more than just a publicity stunt executed on the global stage. It became a political moment. It was the catalyst for new technologies like TiVo and satellite radio to emerge into the mainstream.





The Incident

The Aftermath


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