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The Oscars: What People Are Saying The Day After

Monday, February 23, 2015

From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer's and Lou Gehrig's diseases, advocacy was a big part of last night's show. Here's what people are saying about it Monday.

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'Birdman' Wins Big On A Soggy Night At The Oscars

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday night's Oscars brought expected wins for actors like Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons, and big awards for the quirky showbiz satire Birdman.

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The Comedy And Good Conversation Of Harris Wittels

Friday, February 20, 2015

NPR contributor Glen Weldon remembers writer, actor, producer, musician, and comedy podcast mainstay Harris Wittels, who died Thursday, just 30 years old.

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All Things Considered

Will The Next 'MacGyver' Be An Indian Woman?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Sharpen your Swiss Army knives and grab an extra roll of duct tape, because Mac may be coming back. The creators are looking to the fans to design the new show. And there's one big twist.

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Fresh Air

For Host Larry Wilmore, A Year Of 'Extraordinary' Highs And 'Humbling' Lows

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wilmore is still fine-tuning The Nightly Show, which fills the late-night spot on Comedy Central vacated by Stephen Colbert. The show launched just as Wilmore's 20-year marriage was coming to an end.

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As CBS' 'Two And A Half Men' Ends, Questions On How It Lasted So Long

Thursday, February 19, 2015

CBS' Two and a Half Men ends a 12-season run tonight as TV's longest-running multicamera sitcom. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some experts still struggle to explain the show's longtime success.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parks & Recap: Career Moves

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This week on Parks & Recreation, April & Andy make plans to move to DC for April's new job, and Leslie gets a new DC-based gig, too. Brian and friends offer their reactions.

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Morning Edition

Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In movies, crowd noise, hospital waiting room chatter and barroom brawl sounds are created by voice actors called loopers. "If it's done right, you shouldn't even notice it," one sound mixer says.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Congestion Pricing; the Power 100; & Parks & Recap

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A new congestion pricing proposal; Parks & Recreation TV club; the Oscar-nominated doc "The Salt of the Earth;" City & State's Power 100 and a call-in for the Muslim community.

Morning Edition

Watch This: The Akils On Black Film And TV You Can't Miss

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The husband and wife team of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have created some of the most iconic African-American characters on television. This is their list of must-see shows and movies.

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Morning Edition

'Through A Lens Darkly': Black Photography Fades Up To Joy

Monday, February 16, 2015

A documentary shares the good and bad of black history through photography.

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

On Our Minds: Jon Stewart

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jon Stewart recently announced that he's stepping down from his role as host of "The Daily Show."  So we're revisiting our 2004 conversation with him and our conversation with Bill Clinton's joke writer Mark Katz.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Parks & Recap: The Candidate’s Wife

Thursday, February 12, 2015

This week on Parks & Recreation, Leslie upends expectations when she skips the traditional “pie-mary” pie-baking contest for candidates’ wives. Brian and friends offer their reactions.

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Morning Edition

Miniseries Explores The Ugly Fallout Of A Disciplinary 'Slap'

Thursday, February 12, 2015

In The Slap, NBC takes on the touchy issue of corporal punishment. The show begins at a Brooklyn barbecue with a dad hitting another parent's out-of-control 5 year old.

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Fishko Files

The Defenders

Thursday, February 12, 2015

WNYC’s Sara Fishko looks back more than 50 years at an expertly written television series called The Defenders. 

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All Things Considered

Jon Stewart Changed How Young People View The News, Politics

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the host chair of The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year, he prompted great dismay among his many fans. The show has influenced a generation of young people — especially liberals and Democrats — and changed how they view both the news and politics.

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5 Things Jon Stewart Reminded Us About Politics

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

When comedian Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show that sound you heard was 2016 hopefuls breathing a collective sigh of relief.

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The Greene Space

On-Demand Video: Fresh Off the Boat-A Conversation with Amy Chua, Awkwafina, Jay Smooth

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Wall Street Journal's Jeff Yang sits down to discuss race, representation and hip-hop on ABC's new family sitcom Fresh Off the Boat with guests Amy Chua, Jay Smooth and Awkwafina.

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Morning Edition

Jon Stewart To Leave 'Daily Show,' NBC Suspends Brian Williams

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: A Media Shake Up, A Literary Classic, and Sightless Beauty

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Takeaway looks at the departures of Brian Williams and Jon Stewart, the return of Harper Lee, and what beauty means to the blind.