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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Couric's Ratings Woes

Eight months after Katie Couric took over as anchor, The CBS Evening News is a distant third in the nightly news ratings, and last week recorded its lowest audience in 20 years. What do you think?
  • "This is why you should never hire a woman, or anyone even remotely sane, to do Dan Rather's job."

    Emil Brun Day Laborer
  • "How can she compete against cable news? They get to use the C-word."

    Mila Kreszpy Recordkeeper
  • "I warned her. I said 'It's not like Today, Katie. You've got to know how to read,' but she wouldn't listen."

    Matt Gander Systems Analyst

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