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C Is For 'Condemned': A Nun Looks Back On 47 Years Of Unholy Filmmaking

A new Turner Classic Movies series honors films that were deemed salacious, immoral or downright lewd by the Catholic Legion of Decency. Condemned is hosted by respected critic Sister Rose Pacatte.
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Trump: The Reality TV Years

Before Donald Trump was a presidential candidate, he spent many, many seasons headlining the show The Apprentice, where he was presented as the embodiment of success and an enemy of weakness.
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Farewell to Downton Abbey

The final episode of Downton Abbey airs on Masterpiece on PBS Sunday, March 6. We'll discuss the appeal of the international hit and look at the history that inspired this upstairs-downstairs British drama.

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Journalists Struggle To Describe Trump's Racially Charged Rhetoric

As more critics point to an undercurrent of bigotry in some of Donald Trump's statements, journalists grapple with how to characterize what he says — and what he means.
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Comic Louie Anderson Modeled His 'Baskets' Role After His Own Mom

Anderson delivers a standout comic performance as the mother of an embittered rodeo clown. He says, "I really loved playing this part for a big reason that my mom gets to come to life."
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For Better Or Worse, Chris Rock Made The Oscars As Black As He Possibly Could

Despite the fact that no black actors were nominated in any high-profile categories, Academy Awards host Chris Rock kept race at the center of the event.
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NBC Parts Ways With MSNBC Anchor Melissa Harris-Perry

MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry had repeatedly questioned the network's commitment to progressive voices and people of color, NBC says. She vented her concerns in a widely circulated email.
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Russell Simmons Has Your Oscars Alternative

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons talks about his new awards ceremony, the All Def Movie Awards, created in response to the lack of diversity in Hollywood.
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'Black-Ish' Opens Conversation About Race And Police Brutality

Wednesday's episode of the ABC comedy "Black-ish" took a risk: It presented a dramatic look at race and police brutality. Rachel Martin talks with showrunner Kenya Barris.
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#OscarsSoWhite? Not At This School

Ahead of the Oscars, school kids on Milwaukee's west side decided to pay tribute to African-American cultural icons in their own awards ceremony.

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