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NBC Raises Its Musical Game With 'The Wiz Live'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says NBC's production of The Wiz was "fully and fearlessly filled with blackness."
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Bill Murray Stars In Netflix Holiday Special: 'A Very Murray Christmas'

A blizzard shuts down New York and Bill Murray worries no one will show up for his TV special. Directed by Sofia Coppola, the show features George Clooney, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler and many more.
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Apocalypse Chow: We Tried Televangelist Jim Bakker's 'Survival Food'

Jim Bakker preaches that a catastrophe is imminent and will bring major food shortages. His "Survival Food" buckets sell for up to $4,500. We tested the contents of one for you.
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Netflix Wishes You A 'Murray Christmas' In A Cheerful, Irony-Free Holiday Special

Critic David Bianculli says A Very Murray Christmas, directed by Sofia Coppola, is "an unexpectedly tender little TV jewel from the man who built his early career on being a wisecracking cynic."
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From 'Lost' To 'Leftovers', Show Creators Embrace Ambiguity And The Unknown

Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of HBO's The Leftovers, says he is drawn to "real-world stories where the supernatural can and often does occur." He and author Tom Perrotta discuss the series.
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Actress Niecy Nash Is 'Getting On' Just Fine

Perhaps best known for her work on Reno 911, Nash talks to Fresh Air contributor Anna Sale about playing a nurse on HBO's Getting On, a series about an extended care facility for elderly women.
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The Forgotten Actor Who Battled Hollywood's Whiteness In The 1950s

Remember P. Jay Sidney? Probably not, but Emily Nussbaum of The New Yorker unearthed the story of this actor and advocate's push to diversify the TV world 50 years ago.
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'Hollywood Reporter' To End Annual Index Of Powerful Women In Entertainment

Janice Min, president of The Hollywood Reporter, tells Steve Inskeep why the magazine will stop publishing its "Women in Entertainment Power 100" list as a ranking.
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'Marvel's Jessica Jones' Is About An Ex-Superhero Turned Private Investigator

The plot of the new Netflix show is something rare in superhero TV or film stories: It's a tale of women banding together to stop the man who abused them. Jessica Jones is played by Krysten Ritter.
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ABC Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'

ABC will air "It's Your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown" Monday night. On the classic Christmas cartoon's golden anniversary, NPR explores what makes this ageless special endure.

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