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Meet The Power Couple Behind 'The Good Wife'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Robert and Michelle King, the real-life husband and wife team who created the CBS show, say that when it came to creating the series' main character, it was a question of art imitating life.

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Fresh Air

The Allure Of Gore: 'Walking Dead' Producer On Zombies And Mean Tweets

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The AMC series' habit of killing off characters without warning has led to explosions of fan grief and rage on social media. Much of the audience's ire has landed on Scott M. Gimple.

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Amy Schumer Puts Her Own Looks On Trial

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

On Tuesday's Inside Amy Schumer, an episode-long parody of 12 Angry Men asked the question: Is Amy Schumer hot enough to be on television?

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Honoring Courage or Hostility, Moving Beyond Margaritas, and Being Big Bird

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the controversy surrounding the PEN American and Charlie Hebdo, we dig into the real meaning of Cinco de Mayo, and Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch drop by.

Fresh Air

Last Days Of Dave: Paying Homage To Letterman's Weird And Quirky Legacy

Monday, May 04, 2015

The off-beat funnyman retires this month after 33 years hosting late-night television. Fresh Air's David Bianculli says that David Letterman's humor "provided a new blueprint for the TV talk show."

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'Mad Men' Skates Across A Changed And Changing Landscape

Monday, May 04, 2015

Mad Men's third to last episode was a hard one for Joan, a better one for Peggy, and perhaps a pivotal one for Don — or the man we know as Don.

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Stars Of TLC's 'Curvy Brides': All Curves Are Beautiful

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, owners of Curvaceous Couture bridal boutique, are stepping into the spotlight with a new reality show.

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All Things Considered

After Nearly 60 Years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Is Ending Telethons

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Long hosted by Jerry Lewis, the annual Labor Day weekend events raised nearly $2 billion and featured acts by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, John Lennon and many others.

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Want To Learn tlhIngan Hol (Klingon)? An App Will Teach You

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Duolingo, an app that allows users to learn new languages, is adding Klingon to its course list. The language, used by a fictional alien race in Star Trek, should be available next year.

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The Takeaway

The Weekender: Searching For Justice and Empathy

Saturday, May 02, 2015

In a special extended interview, actor Wendell Pierce of "The Wire" discusses the unrest in Baltimore, inequality, and police brutality.

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The Takeaway

The Best Five Things Online This Week

Friday, May 01, 2015

Every Friday, Sean Rameswaram, a producer with Studio 360 and host of the podcast Sideshow, rounds up the week in internet phenomena.

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Morning Edition

'Curvy Brides' Debuts Friday On TLC

Friday, May 01, 2015

Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris are co-owners of Curvaceous Couture, an upscale bridal salon in Columbia, Md., that caters to plus-size brides. That clientele is often overlooked.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Justifying Torture, Kurt Cobain's Unseen Life, and The Daunting World of Modern Love

Friday, May 01, 2015

The Takeaway explores new allegations about the American Psychological Association, the director of a new Kurt Cobain documentary drops by, and we explore dating in the digital age.

The Takeaway

Wendell Pierce of 'The Wire' Reflects on Baltimore's Real-Life Struggle

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

As Bunk on "The Wire," Wendell Pierce lived and worked in Baltimore for years. He reflects on the fictionalized world of "The Wire," and the real-life problems of today.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Video Game Fame, Debating Cruel and Unusual Punishment, and Wendell Pierce From 'The Wire'

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The Takeaway chats with the creator of "The Oregon Trail," we look at a death penalty case before the Supreme Court, and Wendell Pierce who played Bunk on "The Wire" discusses Baltimore.

All Things Considered

Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The professional fate of Brian Williams remains up in the air after a scandal led to his six month suspension as chief anchor of NBC News. What path could lead him back to the anchor's chair?

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Fresh Air

Louis C.K. On Life And Stand-Up: 'I Live In Service For My Kids'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The star of the FX series Louie talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience and the "massive gift" of taking care of others before himself.

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All Things Considered

Successful Superhero TV Shows Go Beyond Superpowers

Monday, April 27, 2015

Superheroes are big on TV, but why do some shows work and others fail? It's not about the costumes or the special effects.

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Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

Friday, April 24, 2015

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Food In Pop Culture And Going Back To College

Friday, April 24, 2015

On this week's show, we talk about competitive cooking shows, delicious food in the movies, and all the things we've learned about pop culture representations of college.

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