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Broadcaster Al Michaels Gets Ready To Provide 'Lyrics' For The Super Bowl

Michaels will anchor the Feb. 1 game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots. He tells Fresh Air about falling in love with sports and the hardest sport to announce.
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Benedict Cumberbatch On Alan Turing's Awkwardness And Sherlock's Sex Appeal

The actor gained critical acclaim — and a big following — for his role in Sherlock. Now he's up for an Oscar for his portrayal of eccentric mathematician Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.
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He Invented Instant Replay, The TV Trick We Now Take For Granted

When Tony Verna was a young CBS News director, he created instant replay during the 1963 Army-Navy football game. His new visual effect changed the way we watch live sports. Verna died Sunday at 81.
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'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' Debuts In Slot Vacated By Stephen Colbert

On Monday night, Comedy Central premiered former Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore's new show. While Wilmore's sarcastic comments on clips were funny, the round-table discussion didn't sparkle.
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Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Brings A New Voice To Late Night TV

The former Daily Show correspondent becomes the only black man to host an entertainment show on late night TV. And he starts on an important occasion; the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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'Fresh Off The Boat' Repackages The Asian-American Story For TV

The TV show, based on Eddie Huang's memoir, retains some of the book's raw sensibility, but as he tells it, it's been a fight to keep his life's story from becoming a "cornstarch sitcom."
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'Critical Mass' Of Rape Allegations Prompted NBC To Cancel Cosby Project

NBC Chairman Bob Greenblatt said it was "safe to say" there won't be any future projects with the comedian who starred in the network's iconic The Cosby Show.
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Nancy Grace Says 'Gone Girl' Satire Was Flattering, Made Her Laugh Out Loud

Gone Girl fictionalizes the controversial cable news star. "I did not go into this to win a popularity contest," says Grace, host of a true crimes and current affairs show on HLN.
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Amazon Gains Ground With Online-Only Shows

With the announcement this week that Woody Allen will write and direct a new television series for Amazon, the online retailer is now poised to be a major force in television.
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In 'Broad City,' Two Women Make Comedy From The 'Muck' Of New York Living

The Comedy Central show is about single 20-somethings who sit around and make each other laugh. Stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer poke fun at New Yorkers' "sick, masochistic romance" with the city.

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