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TV Shows Shouldn't Rely On 'Cheap Tricks'

Homeland is one of the best shows on TV, but television critic Eric Deggans says it's using the same cheap trick repeatedly. And, other shows do it too. They have main characters who are almost always right, but nobody ever believes them.
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A N.Y. Cop's Good Intentions, Complicated Results

After an act of kindness by a New York City cop, Jeffrey Hillman went from being an anonymous, overlooked street person to a public figure whose life was dissected as if he were running for office.
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Week In Politics: Fiscal Cliff, Jim DeMint Resigns

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the approaching fiscal cliff and the resignation of Republican Senator Jim DeMint.
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Reality TV Has Become Honey Boo Boo-ified

Last month, Mike Rowe quietly let his fans know that his TV show Dirty Jobs had been canceled. On the show, Rowe showcased people proudly doing difficult, dirty and often low-paying work. TV critic Eric Deggans says it's out of fashion now for a show to look up to its subjects.
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Commentary: D.C. Council Should Support Grandparent Caregiver Program

Commentator Judith Sandalow talks about why the D.C. Council's support for low-income grandparents caring for grandchildren is an important step in the District.

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Sexiest Man Alive Gets 'The Onion' Taken Seriously

The satirical news source announced that its Sexiest Man Alive for 2012 is Kim Jong Un, North Korea's supreme leader. In some parts of the world, there may be little room to argue.
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Week In Politics: Fiscal Cliff And Susan Rice

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the fiscal cliff and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's possible bid for Secretary of State.

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