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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
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'Madame Secretary' Pales In Comparison To 'The Good Wife'

The CBS dramas about women juggling family lives and high-intensity jobs showcase excellent acting. But while The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV, Madam Secretary's writing is disappointing.
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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.
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'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish

Metástasis, the Spanish-language remake of the AMC series, ends this week on UniMás. The show is set in Colombia instead of New Mexico, but the story of a teacher-turned-drug dealer stays the same.
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Joseph Marcell as "King Lear"

"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" actor Joseph Marcell is currently on stage as King Lear at the Folger Theater. He joins us to discuss the role, his career and his Caribbean roots.

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Australian Comic Finds Humor In Humiliation For His Sitcom 'Please Like Me'

Josh Thomas, 27, stars in the show geared toward 20-somethings on the new cable channel Pivot. He talks about coming out to his dad via text message and dealing with his mom's suicide attempts.
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Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?
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'Tim & Eric's Bedtime Stories': More Nightmares Than Sweet Dreams

Comedy duo Eric Wareheim and Tim Heidecker get dark in their new show on Adult Swim. "We're tired of trying to make people laugh with our humor," Heidecker says. "We want to make people cry."
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Why Michael Che's New Role Could Change More Than 'SNL'

The Daily Show correspondent will become the first black co-anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says his hire could help diversify comedy well beyond NBC.
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Comedian Michael Che Picked For SNL's 'Weekend Update' Chair

Saturday Night Live is bringing a new face to the Weekend Update chair — comedian and former SNL writer, Michael Che.

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