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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of media storm after the release of hacked emails show that he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.

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Death, Sex & Money

W. Kamau Bell Wonders How Much Is Enough

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

After his television show Totally Biased was cancelled, comedian W. Kamau Bell is balancing the work of rebuilding his career, earning enough money and being a dependable family man.  

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All Things Considered

MLB To Debut 'Statcast' Tracking Technology Tonight

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Major League Baseball is ushering in a whole new era of statistics for TV screens during Tuesday night's Nationals vs. Cardinals broadcast. NPR asks sports writers if the new technology is too much.

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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

Monday, April 20, 2015

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.

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All Things Considered

After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.

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All Things Considered

Bill Arhos, 'Austin City Limits' Founder, Dies At 80

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits, about the life and legacy of the show's founder, Bill Arhos. Arhos died Saturday at 80.

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All Things Considered

Univision's Popular Variety Show, 'Sabado Gigante,' To End After 53 Years

Friday, April 17, 2015

Univision's Spanish-language television staple, Sábado Gigante, will end its run after 53 years on the air.

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All Things Considered

Physicians Urge Columbia To Fire Dr. Oz For Promoting 'Quack Treatments'

Friday, April 17, 2015

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker about some physicians' calls for Columbia University to sever ties with TV's Dr. Oz.

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All Things Considered

Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Friday, April 17, 2015

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.

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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

Friday, April 17, 2015

The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Daredevil' And Credulity

Friday, April 17, 2015

The gang discusses the new Netflix superhero series, what happens when the audience knows too much and, as always, what's making us happy this week.

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Morning Edition

Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

Friday, April 17, 2015

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.

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All Things Considered

How The South Korean Government Made K-pop A Thing

Thursday, April 16, 2015

K-pop — or Korean pop — makes its latest move toward the center of American pop culture with Nickelodeon's new show, Make It Pop. But beyond "Gangnam Style," how did K-pop evolve?

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Is There Anything Left To Say About 'Saturday Night Live'?

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with a documentary that faces a massive challenge: Trying to find a new angle on one of the most thoroughly documented institutions we have.

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Fresh Air

'Justified' Ends With An Unpredictable, Poetic And Memorable Finale

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

After six seasons on the FX network, Justified ended Tuesday. "What a triumph," says critic David Bianculli who adds that he loved the finale's "touches of grace" and "emphasis on character and tone."

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Fresh Air

Billy Crystal And Josh Gad: Separated By A Generation But United By Laughs

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The two play satirical versions of themselves on the new FX show The Comedians. But in real life they share "a lot of commonalities," says Crystal.

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Fresh Air

Forget Right And Wrong: 'House Of Cards' Is About Pragmatism And Power

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Kevin Spacey strangles a dog in the pilot, which creator Beau Willimon says producers balked at because they'd lose viewers. But "why not provide that litmus test right at the beginning?" he says.

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The 'Justified' Finale Brings An End To Another TV Western

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.

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All Things Considered

'Game Of Thrones' Fans Develop Formula To Determine Who Might Survive Series

Monday, April 13, 2015

The fifth season of HBO's Game of Thrones premiered Sunday. The show is known for being "deadly," and fans know not to get too attached to characters. Now two students at Olin College in Massachusetts have come up with a way to predict who might die soonest.

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The Hapless 'Veep' Staff Trips Itself Up As Selina Ascends

Monday, April 13, 2015

HBO's terrific political satire returned Sunday night as a teleprompter created a disaster.

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