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The Next Golden Age Of Television

The days of Americans gathering around television sets to tune in to a first-run broadcast may soon be over. Viewers are increasingly following series by streaming shows on demand, often "binge watching" dozens of episodes in a single sitting. We take a close look at how new viewing behaviors are reshaping what's on television and redefining the social norms associated with it.

Are You A Binge Watcher?

Marathon television. Binge watching. Compulsive viewing. Whatever you call it, more Americans are watching episodes one right after the other, sometimes finishing entire seasons and even series before turning off the TV (or computer or mobile device).

Take our poll and see how your viewing patterns compare:

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Book Review: 'Born To Run,' Bruce Springsteen

Music critic Will Hermes reviews a new autobiography from Bruce Springsteen called Born To Run.
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A Matter Of Taste: What Prix Fixe Menus Say About D.C.'s Dining Scene

Is a meal for a special occasion worth hundreds of dollars?

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Clinton-Trump Showdown Is Most-Watched Presidential Debate

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen, making it the most-watched debate ever.
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When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

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