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Richard Trentlage, Oscar Mayer Weiner Song Writer, Dies At 87

In 1962, Richard Trentlage recorded an advertising jingle in his living room that began "I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner..." He was no one-slogan wonder.
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Feminist Bookstore Slams 'Portlandia' And Says Show Can No Longer Film There

The staff of In Other Words says the TV comedy is "diametrically opposed to our politics and the vision of society we're organizing to realize."
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Woody Allen Presents First TV Series, 'Crisis In Six Scenes,' On Amazon

Woody Allen's first foray into television, Crisis in Six Scenes, debuts on Amazon Friday. The series is a six-part comedy set in the 1960s with a cast that includes Miley Cyrus.
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In 'You're The Worst,' Even The Most Flawed Characters Find Love

Producer Stephen Falk and actress Aya Cash discuss their FXX series about two self-centered people who fall in love. The characters are "stand-ins for the dark parts of all of us," Falk says.
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Old West Gunslinging Meets Futuristic Androids In HBO's 'Westworld'

HBO's latest series is a high-tech theme park, whose visitors get to live out their wildest dreams of being in the Old West. Critic John Powers calls Westworld an "unexpectedly resonant show."
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Hip-Hop And Superheroes Inspire 'Luke Cage' Showrunner Cheo Coker

Cheo Coker was a well-respected journalist chronicling hip-hop and pop before he moved to film and TV. His latest gig is as showrunner on Marvel's highly anticipated black superhero series, Luke Cage.
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FCC To Vote On Controverisal Set-Top-Box Plan

The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote Thursday on a proposal to free you from having to rent your set-top box in order to watch cable TV. But the idea is not without controversy.
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Agnes Nixon, 'Queen Of Modern Daytime Drama,' Dies At 93

Soap opera pioneer Agnes Nixon created All My Children and One Life to Live. She was known for exploring challenging and taboo social issues through daytime television.
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Clinton-Trump Showdown Was The Most-Watched Presidential Debate Ever

An estimated 84 million people watched Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their first debate Monday, according to TV ratings data from Nielsen.
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Analysis Of The First Clinton-Trump Debate

Morning-after analysis of the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. How the candidates compare on the issues and whether they sway any undecided voters.

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