The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Cover Story -

The tele­vi­sion rat­ings sys­tem is de­signed to as­sist par­ents GRID ABBREVIATI­ONS: ’ Avail­able in Stereo (CC) Closed cap­tion for hear­ing im­paired (DVS) De­scrip­tive video ser­vice

(HD) Avail­able in high-def­i­ni­tion (PA) Parental Ad­vi­sory (N) New MOVIE RAT­INGS: ‘G’ General Au­di­ence

‘PG’ Parental Guid­ance ‘PG-13’ Parental guid­ance for pre­teens ‘R’ May con­tain violence, nu­dity and adult lan­guage

(AL) Adult lan­guage

(AS) Adult sit­u­a­tions

(V) Violence

(MV) Mild violence

(GV) Graphic violence

(N) Nu­dity

(BN) Brief nu­dity

(SSC) Strong sex­ual con­tent ★★★★ Out­stand­ing

★★★‡ Ex­cel­lent

★★★ Very Good

★★‡ Good

★★ Not bad

★‡ Fair ★ Poor TV RAT­INGS: TV-Y: Ap­pro­pri­ate for chil­dren of all ages

TV-Y7: Di­rected to chil­dren age 7 and over

TV-G: General au­di­ence. Pro­gram may not be specif­i­cally de­signed for chil­dren TV-PG: Parental guid­ance sug­gested TV-14: Par­ents strongly cau­tioned TV-M: Ma­ture au­di­ence only. Un­suit­able for chil­dren un­der the age of 17 EX­PANDED RAT­INGS: (AL) Adult lan­guage (AS) Adult sit­u­a­tions (BN) Brief nu­dity (D) Sug­ges­tive di­a­logue (FV) Fantasy violence in chil­dren’s pro­gram­ming (GV) Graphic violence (L) Lan­guage (MV) Mild violence (N) Nu­dity (S) Sex­ual sit­u­a­tions (SSC) Strong sex­ual con­tent (V) Violence

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