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The Big Broadcast: December 11, 2011

  • 07:00 p.m. Johnny Dollar
    12/20/59 Red Mystery Matter (CBS) (23:40)
  • 07:30 p.m. Dragnet
    12/22/49 #030  .22 Rifle for Christmas (sus.) (NBC) (27:04)
  • 08:00 p.m. Gunsmoke
    12/25/55 #194 12th Night (CBS) (22:14)
  • 08:30 p.m. Life Of Riley
    12/24/44 True Spirit of Christmas (American Meat Institute) (Blue) (29:44)
  • 09:00 p.m. Our Miss Brooks
    12/25/49 Magic Christmas Tree (Colgate) (CBS) (29:42)
  • 09:30 p.m. Big Town
    12/21/48 Prelude to Christmas (Lifeboy) (NBC) (29:48)
  • 10:00 p.m. Lux Radio Theater
    03/10/47 It's a Wonderful Life w/Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed  (Lux) (CBS) (59:35)

Elvis Costello: 'There Is No Absolute Right And Wrong About Music'

Throughout his memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Costello grapples with parallels to his father's life. "In the end, music was playing in the room when my father left this earth," he says.

Why Wal-Mart And Other Retail Chains May Not Fix The Food Deserts

Americans' junk food calories increasingly come from big box and convenience stores rather than traditional grocers, a study finds. And researchers say this trend is a public health concern.

Planned Parenthood To Stop Accepting Reimbursement For Fetal Tissue

Planned Parenthood says it will no longer accept reimbursement for the cost of providing fetal tissue to researchers. The move is a response to sting videos and accusations that the organization unlawfully profits from such donations.

Twitter's Suspension of Sports Media Revives Debate Over Fair Use

Twitter is going after news media that share highlights of U.S. football games without sports organizations' permission. The move shines a spotlight on the notion of fair use of copyrighted content.

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