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Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Brings A New Voice To Late Night TV

The former Daily Show correspondent becomes the only black man to host an entertainment show on late night TV. And he starts on an important occasion; the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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Hawaii As 'Racial Paradise'? Bid For Obama Library Invokes A Complex Past

Professor Ellen Wu writes about how the mythology — and the history — of Hawaii as a multicultural melting pot may affect its chances of hosting the Obama Presidential Library.
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This Week In Politics: Security Issues Take Center Stage

Congress is expected to vote soon on funding for the Department of Homeland Security. In light of the terror attacks in Paris, proposed TSA cuts are not expected to be made.
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New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

Streaming services like Netflix and the DISH Network's new Sling TV are helping consumers break free of cable subscriptions. That means TV shows must find new ways to connect with their viewers.
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Why I Asked Tina Fey About 'Charlie Hebdo' At The TV Critics Press Tour

At the TV Critics Association's press tour, journalists can struggle to connect news on the industry to real life. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Tina Fey's words on satire and freedom resonated.
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'Charlie Hebdo' Laughed In The Face Of Violence; Will Future Satirists?

The French magazine responded to a 2011 firebombing of its offices with a cover that showed a Muslim and an editor making out. Its lead editor, described by a peer as fearless, was killed Wednesday.
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Previewing The New Year's Political Landscape

Republicans in the Senate are talking about raising gas taxes. Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker suggested a gas tax hike some time ago, and this weekend another Republican said his party is open to the idea.
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TV In 2015: Late-Night Shuffles, Big Goodbyes And More

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.
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2014 Stories At The Intersection Of Race And Sports

As the year winds down, Code Switch is taking a step back to pay tribute to some important — but perhaps forgotten — stories about race and sports.
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Diversity In Space: Tracking The First Asian Pilot In The Star Wars Movies

The Asian characters in the original Star Wars films are few, fleeting and often forgotten. But the manager of the "Holocron" database at Lucasfilm helps uncover their back stories.

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