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Why Does It Take A Movie Robot To Show What Nurses Really Do?

If TV and movie nurses took care of us when we're sick, we'd be in a heap of trouble. Those images of nutty, slutty and clueless nurses are bad news for the profession, and for patients.
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J.K. Simmons On Playing A Neo-Nazi On HBO's 'Oz'

Simmons was a regular on the HBO drama, which depicts the brutality of life in a maximum security prison. He spoke to Terry Gross in 1998.
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A Tribute To Stephen Colbert, A Self-Proclaimed 'Junkie For Exhaustion'

Ahead of The Colbert Report's last episode, Fresh Air listens back to interviews with Colbert. "I didn't realize quite how liberal I was until I was asked to make passionate comedic choices," he said.
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Boundary-Pushing Late Night Hosts Move On — Colbert Up, Ferguson Out

Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late-night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.
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Deggans: 'Fargo,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Top Best TV Of 2014

At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says any Top Ten list says as much about the critic as the shows they are picking.
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Contestant From War-Torn Syria Wins 'Arab Idol'

Over the weekend, a champion was crowned in the Middle East's version of American Idol. Syrians cheered as 21-year-old Hazem Sherif from the war-scarred city of Aleppo was announced the winner.
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7 Chaotic Hours Behind The Scenes At NFL RedZone

On 17 Sundays every fall, millions of people tune in to this cable channel, which airs for just seven hours a week and endeavors to show each score from as many as 12 simultaneous football games.
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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

Interrogation experts have tried to get shows like 24 to tone down the torture. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says that may not be as easy as it sounds.
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Funny, Dirty, Sad: The 'Holy Trinity' For 'Transparent' Creator Jill Soloway

When writer Jill Soloway's father came out as a trans woman, Soloway says, it was a huge relief. And it helped her create the series Transparent about "boundaries, legacy, gender, family."
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Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced

For TV writers, "enhanced interrogation" are just one more storytelling device. But has its surefire success in shows like 24 influenced how and when real-life interrogators employ torture?

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