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For 'Days Of Our Lives,' Time Hasn't Run Out ... Yet

Days of Our Lives is one of only four daytime soap operas surviving in an era of plummeting ratings. Show producers are giving the drama an expensive new reboot. Will it be enough to save one of the longest-running scripted TV programs in the world?
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Traveling To The Corners Of Our 'Frozen Planet'

The team behind the documentary Planet Earth have teamed up again to explore the coldest, most isolated places on Earth. TV critic David Bianculli says watching Frozen Planet "captures images of so much majesty, artistry, and clarity, it's almost ridiculous."
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Hotel Alcatraz Isn't Exactly Like The Prison

A few lucky visitors are getting to spend a night in Hotel Alcatraz. This version of the legendary prison is in London. It's part of a promotion for the sci-fi series Alcatraz that debuted in Britain this week.
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Sonja Sohn: Changing Baltimore Long After 'The Wire'

For five seasons, actress Sonja Sohn played Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs on the critically acclaimed HBO series The Wire, which chronicled life and death on Baltimore's toughest streets. When the series ended, Sohn stayed in Baltimore — to help young people straighten out their lives.
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TV Networks Roll Out Spring Replacement Shows

The TV show Missing, starring Ashley Judd, debuts Thursday night. It's part of a crop of shows that are starting mid-season on the networks. Tampa Bay Times TV critic Eric Deggans says the series is part of a new trend: shows that are more experimental and edgy.
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Film Aimed At Getting Bystanders To 'Speak Up'

As many as a quarter of U.S. students report being a victim of bullying. This Sunday, the Cartoon Network will air Speak Up, a new documentary that shares the stories of victims. Host Michel Martin speaks with bullying expert Duane Thomas and Aaron Cheese, a student featured in the film.

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