In the 4 cases examined by the FCC this week, 2 Billboard Awards broadcasts (2002 and 2003) were ruled indecent (resulting in fines), while charges were dismissed for one episode each of NYPD Blue and The Early Show. 

Hollywood producers argue that "fleeting" and "unintentional" swearing should not be enough to mark a broadcast indecent, and claim that the FCC’s rulings have been inconsistent.

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