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TV Networks Experimenting With Bilingual Shows

Bilingual TV shows and networks have just begun popping up in the past few years. For some, it's important to serve the bilingual audience. For others, it seems unnecessary because bilingual people can already enjoy both Spanish and English-language shows.
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Every Old Reality TV Show Is Old Again This Summer

This summer, there are a striking number of reality shows blatantly ripping off existing shows. Commentator Andrew Wallenstein explains why everything old is old again on TV this summer. It has to do with the success of The Voice, NBC's first big hit in ages, which was a rip-off singing competition. It gave other networks the idea that more ratings could be scraped up by rehashing old ideas just one more time.
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The Movie Peter Berg's 'Seen A Million Times'

The director of Friday Night Lights, Hancock and the new film Battleship says the movie that "just hit me like a freight train" is Milos Forman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, starring Jack Nicholson and Louise Fletcher.
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In A World Where One Teen's Voice Is An Internet Hit

Jake Foushee was 14 when he posted a YouTube video showing off his "movie trailer voice" for friends. When the video went viral, Jake found himself on national television. The next stop might be the big screen itself.
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'Route 66': A Country-Crisscrossing Series Comes To Home Video

Actor George Maharis talks about Route 66, the television show he starred in that's just been released in a new DVD box set.
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Why Cable Channels Don't Mind Airing Reruns

Cable channel TBS had the highest ratings among cable networks in the all-important 18-to-49-year-old audience during the first quarter of the year. Programmers did it without offering a single original program in prime time. They did it with reruns, led by The Big Bang Theory, which is in heavy rotation.
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Former Imprisoned Drug Smuggler On Story Of Escape

In the 1970s, American Dwight Worker set out to smuggle cocaine from South America to the U.S. But his plan backfired and he wound up in one of Mexico's most notorious prisons. Worker tells host Michel Martin his story of imprisonment and escape.

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