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'Transparent' Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says He Found His Dream Role In Maura

Tambor plays a transgender woman in Amazon show. "It's a perfect role," he says. "... I thought I was gonna do Lear, but I'm gonna do Maura." Transparent's third season comes out on Friday.
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'Narcos' Producer On The Drug War, Colombia And Escobar's Son's Grievances

Before making Narcos, Eric Newman spent years researching Pablo Escobar's story. He says, "For us ... it was very important to show the most balanced look at the [drug] war we possibly could."
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At White House, A Golden Moment For America's Great Artists And Patrons

Two dozen luminaries — from Terry Gross to Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman to Louise Glück — got laurels Thursday, as President Obama awarded the National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals.
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Kiefer Sutherland Takes Over The Oval Office As The 'Designated Survivor'

Sutherland plays a Cabinet member who becomes president after an explosion takes out the U.S. Capitol — and everyone above him in the pecking order. Critic John Powers has a review.
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Encore: Courtney B. Vance Brings Intensity Of Johnnie Cochran Back To Life

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with actor Courtney B. Vance about his role as defense attorney Johnnie Cochran in the FX series, American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson.
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WATCH: The 4 Best Political Moments From The Emmys

Julia Louis-Dreyfus issued a personal apology for the political climate and Jeb Bush called Jimmy Kimmel a "godless Hollywood hippie."
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Juggernauts Repeat At 2016 Emmys, But Fresh Faces Get Their Due

Game of Thrones, Veep and The People v. O.J. Simpson won for best drama, comedy and limited series — but some new names made splashes, too. NPR's pop culture crew live-tweeted the night's festivities.
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Donald Glover Explores A Surreal Feel In 'Atlanta'

Donald Glover is the creator and star of the new FX show Atlanta. He says he wanted to "give people a feeling that they can't really siphon or make into something else."
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NFL Live Streams Thursday Night Football On Twitter

The NFL's Thursday night game streamed on Twitter's platforms on a variety of devices this week. Over 800 million Twitter users worldwide had free, live access to the game.
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Despite Controversy, Dr. Oz Maintains Wide Appeal

Dr. Oz's television show has an enormous fan base, despite the fact that his health claims have come under attack by many in the medical profession. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with W. Douglas Evans, director of the Public Health Communication and Marketing Program at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, about the role that celebrity doctors play, and why Dr. Oz has such a loyal following despite the controversy surrounding him.

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