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New Disclosure Rules for Political Ads

The FCC on Friday handed down new rules requiring the nation's top television stations to put information about political ads online. We explore how this will affect campaigns nationally, and in swing states like Virginia.

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Regulators Eye Verizon's Proposed Airwaves Deal

Verizon Wireless announced plans last year to auction off some of its wireless spectrum, if federal regulators signed off on its plan to buy a $3.6 billion chunk of airwaves from cable companies. Public interest advocates say the deal would be bad for consumers. The FCC and Justice Department are reviewing the deal.
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FCC Requires Top Market TV Stations To Post Political Ad Data Online

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a rule requiring TV stations to post details online about the amount of political advertising they air, and what they charge for the ads. For the first two years, the ruling applies only to major network affiliates in the nation's biggest markets.
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FCC To Vote On Putting TV's Campaign Ad Data Online

TV stations are already compelled to keep records about the campaign ads they air in public files. The FCC's chairman says it's time to make that information available on the Internet. But the stations are resisting.
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Hugh Laurie's 'House': No Pain, No Gain

For the past eight seasons, the English actor has played Dr. Gregory House on the Fox medical series. During that time, Laurie's character has diagnosed dozens of patients suffering from rare ailments, while maintaining a serious addiction to Vicodin.
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I, David Bianculli, Highly Recommend 'I, Claudius'

I, Claudius is loaded with bloody violence, graphic sex, tales of epic battles and intrigue and characters who are in danger of being killed at any time. The British miniseries has now been remastered and is available in a 35th anniversary edition DVD.
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'Ball Boys' Peeks Into World Of Sports Memorabilia

As baseball season gets into full swing, a new reality TV show hopes to win over sports fans and memorabilia fanatics. ABC's Ball Boys is set in Robbie's First Base, a family-owned sports memorabilia shop run by a crew that includes a father, a son, and three guys named Robbie. Host Michel Martin talks with the cast members.
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In 'Veep,' Julia Louis-Dreyfus Plays A 'Political Animal' With Bite

Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to series television in Veep Sunday night on HBO. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the frustrated vice president she plays, why you'll never see the president, and her career in comedy.

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