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Obama Faces Tough Road With GOP-Controlled Congress

Before heading to Hawaii for vacation with the first family, President Obama held a news conference on Friday. There were wide-ranging questions, and the president only called on female journalists.
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The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

No matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.
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Deggans: 'Fargo,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Top Best TV Of 2014

At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says any Top Ten list says as much about the critic as the shows they are picking.
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Congress Wraps Up Spending Measure Before Holiday Recess

Over the weekend, Congress voted on a $1.1 trillion bill to keep the government open. Some lawmakers alienated colleagues by trying to sink the bill with roadblocks to draw attention to their issues.
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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

Interrogation experts have tried to get shows like 24 to tone down the torture. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says that may not be as easy as it sounds.
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A Prediction For How 'Serial' Is Going To End

In part one of a roundtable on the Podcast Everyone's Talking About, Code Switch editor Matt Thompson makes the brave and foolhardy decision to predict the conclusion.
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'Sons Of Anarchy' Ends As A Macho Soap Opera Often Anchored By Women

FX's biker drama Sons of Anarchy airs its final episode tonight, capping a seven-season run. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says cable's most macho series succeeded by finding strong roles for women.
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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.
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Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live'? NBC Is Counting On It

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.
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A Brief History Of Racial Protest In Sports

On Sunday, players from the St. Louis Rams ran onto the field with their arms raised in the "hands up, don't shoot" pose that's been used in protests of the shooting death of Michael Brown.

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