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'Dark Shadows': The Birth Of The Modern TV Vampire

When it comes to monsters on television, vampires have the market cornered. And so popular are TV vampires that opening this weekend is a movie based on the grand-sire of all vampire TV shows: Dark Shadows. Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the evolution of a TV character that will never die.
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What HBO And iCarly Can Do To Get Kids Psyched About Veggies

As part of efforts to spotlight obesity, health officials are betting that HBO and Nickelodeon entertainment companies can teach kids it's cool to form healthy eating habits that last a lifetime.
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Lena Dunham Addresses Criticism Aimed At 'Girls'

The creator and star of HBO's new series Girls addresses the growing backlash against the show, which follows four 20-somethings as they navigate the ups and downs of life in New York City.
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'Drift': Rachel Maddow On Why We Go To War

In her new book, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow invokes Thomas Jefferson to argue for limited government — at least in the case of the military. She argues that sometimes we got to war because we've invested so much in military strength.
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A Bit Of Sherlock Holmes In Every TV Detective

American television is crammed with super-observational, socially-maladjusted detectives who solve crimes with the help of a more normal partner. They are all clones of Sherlock Holmes — who is coming back to American TV on Sunday.
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'Sherlock' Leads Cumberbatch To Acclaimed Films

Benedict Cumberbatch returns to PBS's Masterpiece with the second season of Sherlock. Since the first season, he has been in high-profile movies including Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and War Horse. David Greene talks to Cumberbatch about returning to his TV role as a 21st century Sherlock Holmes, and how his career has changed since the series introduced him to an American audience.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus: From 'Seinfeld' To 'Veep'

The actress will forever be known to millions as Elaine Benes, the character she played for nine seasons on Seinfeld. But she was also an early cast member of SNL, won an Emmy for The New Adventures of Old Christine and now stars in a new HBO comedy series called Veep.

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