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'Sons Of Anarchy' Ends As A Macho Soap Opera Often Anchored By Women

FX's biker drama Sons of Anarchy airs its final episode tonight, capping a seven-season run. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says cable's most macho series succeeded by finding strong roles for women.
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(Not) Eaten Alive: A Snake Tale, Made For TV

More than 20 million people watched Discovery's YouTube trailer for the special, in which naturalist Paul Rosolie said, "We're going to get me inside of a snake." But that didn't happen.
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LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."
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Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.
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NBC's 'Peter Pan' Draws In 9 Million Viewers (Hate-Watchers Included)

TV critic Eric Deggans debriefs with Audie Cornish about Thursday night's live performance of the musical, Peter Pan, on NBC.
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Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live'? NBC Is Counting On It

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.
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Peter Pan's Magic Is In The Pixie Dust

NBC is airing a live version of Peter Pan on Thursday, nearly 60 years after the first live telecast. Critic David Bianculli says the cast and the revival of the medium are genius.
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Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

The a popular Mexican comedic actor and screenwriter known by the nickname "Chespirito," has died after a long illness. He was 85 years old.
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Mexican TV Icon Roberto Gómez Bolaños Dies At 85

The actor, writer and director was a staple of Mexican television comedies and children's programs for decades.
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Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well

AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead airs its midseason finale Sunday. It's now one of TV's most diverse shows, but critic Eric Deggans says it hasn't always served non-white characters well.

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