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Producers Pitch Dream Reality Shows

Two thousand people who make reality television gathered this week for a convention in Washington, D.C. No appearances from Snooki or Padma, but there were representatives from Celebrity Wife Swap, Deadliest Catch and Rocket City Rednecks. Hundreds of producers vied for the chance to pitch network executives their ideas for new shows.
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Why Would Lady Gaga Hang Around Lancaster, Pa.?

Pop star Lady Gaga has recently been spotted in Lancaster County, Pa. Guest host David Greene looks into the rumors of what she's up to.
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This One's For The Chicken: A Super Bowl Party With A Purpose

Over the years, Stephen Thompson's Chicken Bowl has grown into a heated battle in its own right, with contests mirroring the thrilling heroics of the Super Bowl.
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While Graceland Booms, Other Historic Homes Rot

Miles Davis was honored with a postage stamp, but his childhood home has fallen into disrepair. Only a few homes of the talented and famous become tourist meccas like Graceland or Monticello. Architecture, beauty and politics all play a role.
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Director Ti West Talks Slow Horror, 'The Innkeepers'

Known to many devoted genre fans for his methodical horror movies, the director of The House of the Devil and Trigger Man talks with Neda Ulaby about his influences and his newest film.
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Media 'Miracle': The 'Big' Story Of Three Whales

In 1988, journalist Tom Rose was sent to Barrow, Alaska, to cover the dramatic rescue of three gray whales. His book has been adapted into a movie called Big Miracle — but the real miracle is how this event became a news story at all.
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Actor Gary Oldman Plays Not My Job

Gary Oldman, who just got his first Academy Award nomination for his performance in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, answers three questions about Up with People — a horde of wholesome, smiley young people who performed four Super Bowl halftime shows back in the day.
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Veteran Stage, Film Actor Ben Gazzara Dies At 81

Ben Gazzara has died at the age of 81. The actor known for his brooding tough-guy presence died of pancreatic cancer Friday in New York. Gazzara made his big break into film with his role as an accused killer in Otto Preminger's 1959 courtroom drama Anatomy of a Murder.
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'Best Practices': Learning To Live With Asperger's

David Finch was 30-years-old when he discovered that he was on the autism spectrum. In Journal of Best Practices, he describes how he learned to manage the disorder — and become a better husband and father in the process.

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