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Garry Marshall, Director Of Big- And Small-Screen Projects, Dies At 81

Writer-director Garry Marshall, who had a string of TV hits that included Happy Days and Laverne & Shirley and the box-office smashes Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride, has died. He was 81.
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Stephen Colbert Revives Right-Wing Persona To Mark Start Of GOP Convention

Stephen Colbert resurrected his Colbert Report conservative buffoon character Monday night for the opening night of the Republican National Convention. The move highlights what Colbert's been missing since he took the helm of The Late Show.
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Comic Mike Birbiglia On His Best Failure And The 3 Rules Of Improv

Birbiglia says the failure of his sitcom pilot is the best thing that could have happened to him, artistically. His new film, Don't Think Twice, tells the story of an improv comedy group.
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TV's 'Veep' Writers Take On The Republican Convention

What would the writers of Veep say about the scripting of the Republican National Convention so far? Steve Inskeep talks to three writers of the HBO show: Dave Mandel, Billy Kimball and Erik Kenward.
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Ex-GOP Operative Also Alleges Sexual Advances By Fox News Chief Ailes

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is fighting a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Since the suit was filed, other women have stepped forward. We have Kellie Boyle's story.
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'Game Of Thrones,' 'Veep,' 'The Americans' Scoop Up Emmy Nominations

The nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards were announced Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif. They highlight another year of high quality and diverse television.
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What Do Contested Conventions Look Like? Ask Hollywood And Sinclair Lewis

Thanks to movies, novels and TV, Bob Mondello knows what a contested convention would be like: raucous crowd, oppressive din and (if movies are any guide) Angela Lansbury scheming in the corner.
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Emmys Give Big Nods To 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Veep' And 'Lemonade'

Fargo and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story pulled in more than a dozen Emmy Award nominations each. The comedy Black-ish was also listed in multiple major categories.

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'Mr. Robot' 2.0 Remains Fresh And Surprising

The acclaimed hacker drama, Mr. Robot, returns to the USA Network for its second season Wednesday night. In its first season, the unconventional show proved to be a smash hit.
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'Schumer' Writer Jessi Klein On Barbies, Ageism And Pumping At The Emmys

Klein won an Emmy in 2015 for her work on Inside Amy Schumer. Her new book, You'll Grow Out of It, is a collection of humorous personal essays.

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