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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same As 'Mad Men' Winds Down

AMC's award-winning drama Mad Men returns for its final season Sunday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says these last seven installments explore how little people change, even in tumultuous times.
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5 Thoughts On Trevor Noah Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

South African comedian Trevor Noah was announced Monday as the next host of The Daily Show. It might not be the most obvious pick, but why make the most obvious pick?
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Questions — Legal And Otherwise — Linger About Rolling Stone UVA Story

Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, this week suspended the investigation into allegations of a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity, but the story is still causing debate.

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James Corden Nods To Talk Show Tradition With CBS's 'Late Late Show'

British comic actor James Corden took over CBS's Late Late Show on Monday with a star-studded debut. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says he offered a touch of talk show tradition with a modern feel.
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Police Suspend Investigation Of U.Va. Rape Claims Made In 'Rolling Stone'

The Charlottesville Police Department said they were unable to uncover evidence that corroborated a story about a University of Virginia student who said she was raped during a 2012 fraternity party.
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On Libel And The Law, U.S. And U.K. Go Separate Ways

An HBO documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, won't be released in Britain. Neither will the book on which it's based. That's because British and U.S. free speech protections are very different.
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NPR Appoints The AP's Michael Oreskes As News Chief

Oreskes is a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris.
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Does Fox's 'Empire' Break Or Bolster Black Stereotypes?

Fox's hip-hop drama Empire ends its first season Wednesday as a huge hit, thanks to black viewers. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says it also has sparked a complex debate over TV stereotypes.
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In Mexico, A Fight Over Press Freedom

A Mexican broadcaster has fired one of the country's most prestigious journalists and set off a firestorm over freedom of expression and the press.
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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

HBO's docu-series The Jinx ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.

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