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West Wing Fans: 'C.J. Cregg' Returns To The White House Briefing Room

Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
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Lawsuit Will Decide Who Owns 'Star Trek' Language Klingon

Paramount Pictures holds the copyright to Klingon, spoken by some characters in "Star Trek." The Language Creation Society is arguing Klingon is a real language, and is therefore not copyrightable.
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Comcast Buys DreamWorks Animation For $3.8 Billion In Race Against Disney

Cable industry analyst Craig Moffett says this move puts Comcast in closer competition with Disney — not necessarily on the big screen, but on television and among other comcast-owned franchises.
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If 'Carmichael Show' Topics Feel Uncomfortable, That's Because They're Real

Jerrod Carmichael says that the complicated family debates on his NBC comedy series are inspired by real life. "I grew up in a household that's very argumentative ... in a very healthy way," he says.
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How A Media Metaphor Took Root In GOP Political Circles

For much of the primary season — especially early on when there were 17 candidates — the conventional wisdom relied on lane theory. That is candidates had to win their lane, such as party insider.
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'Saturday Night Live' Announces Plan To Cut Ads In Favor Of Branded Content

Saturday Night Live and NBC announced they will cut nearly 30 percent of ads and replace them with branded content. The network says it hopes this change will result in more sustained live viewership.
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D.C.'s Newest Statehood Supporter: Tony Hale Of 'Veep,' 'Arrested Development'

Tony Hale plays the character Gary Walsh on HBO's Veep. Mike Martinez, managing producer of The Kojo Nnamdi Show, talks to him about how realistic his show is and enlists him in a local D.C. cause.

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'Game Of Thrones' Begins Its 6th Season On HBO

Season 5 of the HBO series ended with a lot of cliffhangers. The sixth season is the first one that goes beyond the realm of the books that the show is based on.
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Joking About A North Korean Cooking Show Just Isn't Funny

A cooking show featuring Kim Jong Un is reportedly a hit in North Korea. Though it's a setup ripe for satire, NPR's Scott Simon says millions of starving North Koreans make it too serious for jokes.
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We Know Nothing, (About) Jon Snow As 'Game Of Thrones' Returns

HBO's hit kicks off its sixth season this weekend, but the show has now outpaced the original books, and the channel isn't making advance episodes available. So, is Jon Snow alive? We have no idea!

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