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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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Head Of NBC Suddenly Remembers He Meant To Cancel ‘Rock Center’ 8 Weeks Ago

NEW YORK—Claiming that it “somehow totally slipped [his] mind,” NBC CEO Steve Burke suddenly remembered Monday that he had meant to cancel the weekly news magazine program Rock Center With Brian Williams eight weeks ago, sources confirmed. “Wait, that thing is still on the air?” Burke reportedly said upon realizing he hadn’t yet removed the underperforming show from the network’s lineup of programming. “What night is it on again? Oh, man. Sorry about that. You know, I had it marked down in my calendar to cancel it and I just totally spaced. My fault.” Burke added that it was ultimately not a big deal that he forgot to cancel the show, as “it’s not like anyone would have noticed either way.”

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