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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.
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'Morning Edition' Celebrates 35 Years With A Trip Down Memory Lane

On this day in 1979, Morning Edition broadcast its first show, bringing a new style of storytelling to the early-drive-time airwaves. That first show was hosted by Bob Edwards and Barbara Hoctor.
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2015 Emoji Update Will Include More Diverse Skin-Tones

The Unicode Consortium had previously backed only one skin color, a yellow-orange tone it considered generic. But the group threw away that approach after a wide call for more variety.
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Popular 'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

Tom Magliozzi died on Monday of complications associated with Alzheimer's disease. Tom and his brother Ray were known as Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers. Their specialty: cars and puns.
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'Car Talk' Executive Producer Remembers Tom Magliozzi

Tom Magliozzi one half of NPR's Car Talk duo died Monday at age 77 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. The show's Executive Producer Doug Berman talks to David Greene about Magliozzi.
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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.
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Friction At First Look Media Spills Into Public View

Internal tension at the digital journalism outfit First Look spilled into public view this week. As First Look itself reported, a spat between journalists and the company's billionaire founder ended with the departure of one of its most prominent employees, writer Matt Taibbi.
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Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

Tom Magliozzi bantered weekly with his brother, Ray, on the public radio show. They joked, laughed and sometimes even gave good advice to listeners with car troubles. Tom Magliozzi was 77 years old.
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'Car Talk' Co-Host Tom Magliozzi Dies At 77

As half of the wisecracking NPR radio show, Tom Magliozzi made us laugh at our car problems. He and his brother, Ray, also taught us how things work.
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HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' May Be The Best Depiction Of Marriage On TV

HBO's miniseries, starring Frances McDormand as a sharp-tongued wife, concludes tonight. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans calls it an unsparing, detailed look at the most quietly troubled marriage on TV.

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