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The Big Broadcast: March 23, 2014

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    06/20-21/56 The Perling Matter Pts. 3-4 (Sus.) (CBS) (26:26) 
  • 07:30p Dragnet
    05/22/52 #154 Big Shakedown (NBC) (26:58) 
  •  08:00p Gunsmoke
    06/11/55 #165 Trust (CBS) (24:52) 
  •  08:30p My Friend Irma
    02/09/48 Richard Loans Al $1000 (Swan) (CBS) (29:28) 
  • 09:00p This is Your FBI
    04/06/51 Soybean Shakedown (Equitable Life) (ABC) (29:40) 
  •  09:30p Escape
    03/11/54 Bird of Paradise (Sus.) (CBS) (29:00) 
  • 10:00p Lux Radio Theater
    05/06/40 #252 Our Town w/William Holden (Lux) (CBS) (59:24)
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Ruth Rendell Dies, Pioneered The Psychological Thriller

The British mystery writer was known for her Inspector Wexford series and in her later years became active in Labour Party politics. NPR's Petra Mayer has this remembrance.
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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.
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Site Using Candidate Carly Fiorina's Name Attacks Her Record At HP

The site, carlyfiorina.org, says the Republican presidential candidate laid off 30,000 people while she ran Hewlett-Packard. Fiorina does not deny the figure but says, overall, the firm created jobs.
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As Emoji Spread Beyond Texts, Many Remain [Confounded Face] [Interrobang]

There's a growing tendency to bring the tiny hieroglyphs off of phones, but not everyone is fluent. New takes on emoji integration suggest misunderstanding may be remedied with universal translation.

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