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My First Crush: A Love Letter To Davy Jones

The Monkees might not have been a critical favorites, but for Morning Edition's Kitty Eisele, the band looms large in her memories of childhood: Singer Davy Jones was her first crush. He died Wednesday at the age of 66. Have a favorite memory of Jones? Let us know in the comments.
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One Year Later, 'Inside Japan's Nuclear Meltdown'

A small group of engineers, soldiers and firemen risked their own lives to help prevent a complete meltdown after the quake and tsunami hit. Investigative reporter Dan Edge chronicles the aftermath of the disaster in a new Frontline documentary.
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25 Years Later, 'The Singing Detective' Still Shines

The British musical private-eye drama, which first aired in 1986, starred Michael Gambon as a novelist hospitalized with a horrible skin condition who tries to write a Hollywood screenplay in his mind. David Bianculli explains why the miniseries is "TV's most polished, audacious masterpiece."
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TV Show Publicizes Missing Persons Of Color

While African Americans constitute only 13 percent of the population, they account for more than 40 percent of missing persons. Find Our Missing on black cable network TV One wants to be the catalyst for tips that might solve a disappearance.
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For Asians And Latinos, Stereotypes Persist In Sitcoms

Critic Eric Deggans says in modern TV comedies, there are fewer stereotyped roles for African-Americans — but two CBS shows suggest that's not the case for Asians and Latinos.
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Comcast Picks Up 4 Minority-Owned Cable Channels

The country's largest cable company Comcast announced it's going to carry four new channels geared toward African American and Latino audiences. Owners include Magic Johnson, Sean "Diddy" Combs and movie director Robert Rodriguez. Comcast promised Congress nearly two years ago that it would carry more minority-owned and operated networks in its bid to acquire NBC-Universal.

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