The creator and star of HBO's new series Girls addresses the backlash against the show, which follows four 20-somethings as they navigate the ups and downs of life in New York City. The second season premieres January 13.
The second season of the HBO series premieres this month, and Fresh Air critic David Bianculli says "these young women — these girls — really are changing and growing and adapting to tough life in the big city."
HBO's series Girls has beencriticized for not being diverse enough. Long before Girls, two shows — Living Single and Girlfriends — featured professional African-American women.Butthe creator of Girlfriends says times have changed, and the shows she now produces have more multicultural casts to reflect changing demographics.
The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in on President Obama's national security nominations. They also talk about whether reality television has sunk to a new low this season with shows about rural partying and baby mamas.
Huell Howser, a fixture of public television in California, has died at 67. Howser hosted the popular public TV program California's Gold, which celebrated the state's unique stories and people. The Tennessee native charmed audiences with his folksy enthusiasm for finding rich stories in the everyday.
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