Television Ratings System

Mr. Valenti and several television industry leaders released a six-tier television ratings system based on viewer age, which excludes… read more

Mr. Valenti and several television industry leaders released a six-tier television ratings system based on viewer age, which excludes sports and news programming. The six categories are: TV-G, suitable for all users; TV-Y, suitable for all children; TV-Y-7, suitable for children seven and older; TV-PG, parental guidance suggested; TV-14, suitable for children fourteen and older; TV-M, suitable only for adults. Mr. Valenti stressed that the system was best for parents because it was easy to understand and could be printed in advance and defended the system against charges such as vagueness. Mr. Fritts explained survey data that showed that parents preferred this system. He was the head of the Implementation Group appointed by the industry to create a ratings system at the request of President Clinton and others. close

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Program ID:
77423-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 19, 1996
Last Aired:
Dec 22, 1996

Airing Details

  • Dec 19, 1996 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 19, 1996 | 4:54pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 19, 1996 | 8:01pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 19, 1996 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 20, 1996 | 5:50am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 22, 1996 | 12:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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