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A Walk Down V-Chip Lane

As the FCC considers ways to overhaul the television-rating system and the V-chip, it's worth taking a look back at how the current system came about.

Jack Valenti

 

Former Motion Picture Association of America President Jack Valenti was one of the primary advocates of the current television-rating system. The symbols that appear on programs, such as TV-PG and TV-MA, was voluntarily agreed to by networks in 1996 and formally adopted a year later. (Paul Richards/Getty Images)

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