24. 1996 marked another milestone in government censorship of television. The television industry began labeling programming based on appropriate age of the viewer. The scale was and still remains: TV-G, TV-PG, TV-14, and TV-MA. Added later were V (for violence), S (for sex), L (for coarse language) and D (for suggestive dialogue). These labels were controversial but allowed many American parents to feel a greater sense of protection and control over what their children viewed.