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For Sports Fans, A Plethora Of Platforms To Watch On

TV is changing, and this week, Morning Edition is looking at the new technologies and new behaviors involved. NPR's David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about shakeups in the world of sports and the business of cable.
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Ratings Success? It's All In The (ABC) Family

ABC Family has become one of the most popular cable networks with young women. Shows like Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, and Bunheads all take risks by catering to the desired — and discerning — demographic. But those risks have paid off for ABC Family.
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Six New Video Games That Will Get You Hooked

Video game makers are rolling out their new titles — with a wide range of creativity and style — just in time for the holiday shopping season. Jamin Warren, founder of Kill Screen magazine, shares his top picks.
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How We Watch What We Watch: The Future Of TV

For years, television has been not just a device, but a style of programming. That's all changing now, as viewers make new demands about how we watch TV — and even what we consider to be "TV." A special series looks at where TV is heading, and how it's going to get there.
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A Reminder To Tolkien Fans Of Their First Love

Fans of Middle Earth tend to fall in love with The Hobbit as children, says self-described "Tolkien professor" Corey Olsen. But once they move on to The Lord of the Rings, they never come back. That's a great shame, he says, so he's written his own book to honor the classic fantasy novel.
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In McElwee Doc, 'Memory' Fails And Family Clashes

In his new documentary, Photographic Memory, Ross McElwee lingers on small moments and (mis)remembered experiences as he turns the camera on his son, Adrian. McElwee hoped to understand his son better through his work on the film, which he describes as a piece of "comic melancholy."
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From Elgar To Beatles: Abbey Road Blazed A Trail

Apart from the obvious stardom of The Beatles, one of the things that makes Abbey Road Studios unique is the diversity of the music recorded there. From becoming the world's first-ever custom recording studio to facing an era of low-budget self-recording, Abbey Road "continues to push boundaries."
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A Celebration Of Janis Joplin And All Her Swagger

In her short time on the scene, Joplin helped define the music of a generation with her bluesy rasp. A musical honoring her talent and her muses is playing now in Washington, D.C. While it doesn't get into the darker chapters of her life, the show is captivating lifelong fans — including the lead actress.
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'Poked' And 'Tummy' Become 'Poker' And 'Rummy'

You will be given two words. Change one letter in each of them to make two new words that name things that are in the same category. (Hint: In each pair, the letter that you change to — that is, the new letter — is the same in each pair.)
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The Movie Susan Sarandon Has 'Seen A Million Times'

Actress Susan Sarandon could watch John Ford's classic film The Grapes of Wrath a million times. "Something about this film resonated in a way that made its mark somewhere in my imagination and my soul," she says.

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