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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
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Who Determines Whether Someone Has A 'Latino Heart'?

New Mexico gubernatorial candidate Gary King has lost support among Latino voters in the state after questioning the Latino bona fides of incumbent Gov. Susana Martinez.
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White House Works To Get Congressional Support On ISIS Plan

As the president assembles a coalition against ISIS, he'll need congressional support. A continuing resolution to fund the government may offer hints as to how much cooperation he'll get from the GOP.
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Overthinking It: Using Food As A Racial Metaphor

Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?
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Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
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In Korea, Adoptees Fight To Change Culture That Sent Them Overseas

Two years ago, South Korea passed a law informed by the experiences of the 160,000 people who were adopted to other countries after World War II. Steve Haruch examines the law's history and legacy.
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Obama To Address Nation On Strategy Against Islamic State

Before speaking to the nation Wednesday, he plans to meet with congressional leaders on Tuesday to try to map out what role the legislative branch should play.
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Does It Matter That Rosie Perez Is The First Latina Co-Host Of 'The View'?

The Oscar-nominated daughter of Puerto Rican parents is the first permanent Latina co-host in The View's 17-year history. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans explains why that matters.
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Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies

NPR's Eric Deggans says the comedian was a show business survivor whose tireless work ethic kept her relevant long after other comics would have faded away. She died Thursday at 81.
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CBS's Thursday Night Football: An Ambitious Alliance With A Lot At Stake

On Sept. 11, CBS and the NFL will debut Thursday Night Football games. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it's a sure bet that two of the world's biggest corporations have a lot riding on.

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