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Ed Sabol, Founder Of NFL Films, Dies At 98

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Ed Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films, from 1964-1995, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards.

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Micropolis

'Fresh Off the Boat' and the Burden of the Ethnic Sitcom

Monday, February 09, 2015

Arriving on a wave of publicity and expectations, it's the first Asian-American sitcom in 20 years. What took so long?
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Graphic Novelist Adrian Tomine Takes On The Notorious Long Duk Dong

Monday, February 09, 2015

The cartoonist shared how the cartoonish Sixteen Candles character affected him IRL.

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All Things Considered

Korean Dictator, All-American Dad: One Actor's 'Very Unique Year'

Sunday, February 08, 2015

When Randall Park realized how important the sitcom Fresh Off The Boat was going to be, he got cold feet — until the real-life Eddie Huang talked him down. Then came the storm over The Interview.

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Live-Blogging The Grammy Awards

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson get together for the seventh time to live blog the Grammy Awards.

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NBC's Brian Williams To Temporarily Step Away From Anchor Desk

Saturday, February 07, 2015

The anchor, who apologized for misremembering that a helicopter he was traveling during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had been fired on, said he would return to hosting the Nightly News "in a few days."

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Family Flees To 'Schitt's Creek' — That's 'Schitt' With An H

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Eugene Levy and his son, Daniel Levy, star in Schitt's Creek on the CBC and Pop TV. The Levys talk with NPR's Scott Simon about the comedy, family dynamics and what it's like to work together.

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Fresh Air

Bob Odenkirk Brings Some Laughs To 'Breaking Bad'

Friday, February 06, 2015

Lawyer Saul Goodman knows how to bend the law, or break it, depending on his clients' needs. Odenkirk talks about playing the comedic character, and the origins of Saul's comb-over.

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TED Radio Hour

What Does Losing To A Computer Tell Us About Pride?

Friday, February 06, 2015

Ken Jennings has made a career of being the know-it-all. But then he challenged a supercomputer, Watson — and lost. Jennings explains how it felt to have a computer beat him and crush his pride.

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Morning Edition

Out Of The Shadows, TV Star Shines A Light On Immigration

Friday, February 06, 2015

Actress Diane Guerrero now stars on shows Jane the Virgin and Orange is the New Black. But when she was a teenager, her parents were deported. She tells Michel Martin how it shaped her life.

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A Brief, Weird History Of Squashed Asian-American TV Shows

Thursday, February 05, 2015

With Fresh Off The Boat making waves, we look back at a colorful crop of shows with Asian-American leads that most of us have forgotten.

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Morning Edition

Steven Yeun's 'Glenn': Slaying Zombies And Getting The Girl

Thursday, February 05, 2015

The actor talks about his role on The Walking Dead, and shares his real-life immigrant story. The hit drama returns to AMC this weekend.

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Studio 360

Floor Plans for Your Favorite Sitcom Homes

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Two interior designers draw meticulous floor plans for the homes of our favorite TV characters, from Lucy to Carrie Bradshaw.
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A Skilled Cast Perks Up The Sweet And Funny 'Fresh Off The Boat'

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

It's true that Fresh Off The Boat is the rare story about an Asian-American family. But it's equally important to note that it's a funny and warm comedy with a lot of promise.

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Morning Edition

Left Shark Stands Out At Super Bowl Halftime Show

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The left shark caught the eye of viewers because it wasn't a particularly good dancer. So much so, that left shark has become a verb — meaning to fail about or phone it in.

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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

Monday, February 02, 2015

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.

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Morning Edition

Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

Monday, February 02, 2015

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.

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The Success Of Fox's 'Empire' Reveals A Few Dos And Don'ts For TV

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating shows for under-served audiences.

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All Things Considered

How 'Empire' Quickly Became The TV Show To Beat

Sunday, February 01, 2015

The TV show Empire is the first in 10 years to gain viewers with each of its first four episodes. NPR's Arun Rath talks with TV critic Eric Deggans about the show and its success.

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Seahawks, Patriots, Face Off For Super Bowl XLIX

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Seattle, the defending champs, hope to do it again in Glendale, Ariz., but the oddsmakers slightly favor New England.

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