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PG-13 at 25: Will the Movies Ever Grow Up (Again)?

(8) Comments | Posted November 11, 2009 | 3:30 PM

In 1984, Steven Spielberg released Gremlins and Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, two PG-rated films sold to children, and the intensity of this box-office blockbusters (understandably) rattled parents.

Rather than chastise Hollywood's foremost money-machine, however, the MPAA created a new ratings category specifically tailored...

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When Women Kiss: From TV Stunts to Mainstream Reality

(12) Comments | Posted October 23, 2009 | 1:56 PM

Bolstered by the irresistible catchphrase "Save the cheerleader, save the world," NBC's sci-fi series Heroes debuted in 2006 as an instant cult phenomenon.

And yet, seemingly from the moment the general public caught on, Heroes has battled negative buzz and declining audience numbers, to the point that it has now...

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Rated TV-MA: How Sex Came of Age on Television

(3) Comments | Posted September 22, 2009 | 2:33 PM

Sunday's 61st Primetime Emmy Awards saluted television's finest accomplishments this year, and it was a daunting task, to be sure -- but perhaps not in the way it seemed for most of the previous six decades.

For whereas FCC chairman Newton Minow famously declared the medium a "vast wasteland"...

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