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Actor Gary Cole On 'Veep' And Why 'Office Space' Endures

The actor, who plays a political consultant on Veep, tells Fresh Air he landed his first major TV role only after a number of other actors turned it down. "It was very, very fluke-ish," Cole says.
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Palling Around With Late-Night TV Host Seth Meyers

How do you make the news seem funny, without getting it totally wrong? David Greene spends a day hanging out with comedian Seth Meyers, host of the NBC show Late Night with Seth Meyers.
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Name Of London's Mayor-Elect Isn't Lost On William Shatner

Sadiq Khan was recently elected the mayor of London. Among the well wishers: William Shatner of Star Trek fame. He tweeted, "Kaaaaahn!" Trekies will get the reference to Captain Kirk's nemesis.
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Handler Says 'Chelsea' On Netflix Will Break Every TV Talk Show Rule

Talks show host and comedian Chelsea Handler on Wednesday debuts her new show Chelsea on Netflix. The half-hour program will air three times a week and be available in 190 countries.
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7 Years Later, 'Good Wife' Ends As It Began: With Betrayal And Uncertainty

TV critic David Bianculli discusses the final episode of the CBS drama and the legacy of the show as a whole. "The Good Wife managed to be one of TV's best series for its entire run," he says.
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'Tom And Jerry' Blamed For Violence In The Middle East

The cartoon has been called out in America for racial stereotypes and smoking. And now, an Egyptian official says the cat-and-mouse cartoon is responsible for violence in the Middle East.
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Is Klingon A Living Language? That's For (Human) Courts To Decide

Does Star Trek — and Klingon — belong to the fans or to the studios? The answer has big implications for more people than just Trekkies.
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2016: Age Of The On-Screen Black Superhero

From Black Panther to Luke Cage, filmmakers say audiences today demand superheroes that better reflect their world. Comic creators say it's about time TV and movies caught up with diversity in comics.
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'Little Mosque' Creator Zarqa Nawaz On Mixing Comedy And Religion

The writer/filmmaker uses humor to help people understand Islam, but it took years for some mosque members to come around to her jokes. Nawaz's new memoir is called Laughing All The Way to the Mosque.
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A 'Relentless' Sports Photographer Explains How He Got His Shots

Neil Leifer is behind some of the defining sports images of the past 60 years. In his book Relentless, he describes the special mix of luck and skill that helped him capture those memorable moments.

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