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'House Of Cards' Threatens To Ditch Baltimore For Chicago

Tax credits have long been used to attract film and TV productions. But with the loss of revenue, critics of the practice say those investments are not worth it.
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Tatiana Maslany On Looking Herself In The Eye

The Orphan Black actress talks with Morning Edition about the return of her BBC America series. On the show, she plays multiple roles, and advanced technology helps her pull it off.
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'Silicon Valley' Asks: Is Your Startup Really Making The World Better?

Mike Judge's HBO sitcom pokes fun at programmers hoping to hit it rich. It's not the first time Judge has satirized the workplace: His 1999 cult film Office Space explored desk-job-induced ennui.
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Big Stars Don't Always Guide TV Shows To Success

CBS is planning a one-hour season finale for Robin Williams' The Crazy Ones. It was one of three sitcoms built around big established stars this season, all three of which suffered in the ratings.
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Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.
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Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.
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FX's 'Fargo' Is Neither Remake Nor Sequel

The cable network premieres a new drama series tonight. It's called Fargo, and has the same title as the 1996 Coen Brothers movie. Critic David Bianculli says it's very definitely a wonderful show in that same wacky spirit – but it's just as important to note what this new Fargo is not. It's not a remake — and it's not a sequel.
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Virginia Passed On 'House Of Cards,' Citing Incentives, Tax Breaks

Virginia is unlikely to meddle in the relationship between Maryland and the producers of 'House of Cards,' because the incentives being demanded by the show's producers are well outside of what's on offer in the commonwealth.

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Don Draper, The Truth Is: You Lied

One of TV's most popular shows kicked off its new — and final — season with some big surprises. Is Mad Men's mesmerizing pitchman still living a lie?
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'Mad Men' Returns, Full Of Footnotes

Taking apart Mad Men has become a popular hobby among many Sunday-night analysts. As it enters its seventh season, it seems more self-aware than ever.

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