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TV's Fixation With 'The New Breed' Of '60s Women

This fall, television is continuing its love affair with the 1960s. ABC's Pan Am and NBC's The Playboy Club put the women of the era front and center. Part of the trend is due to the hit show Mad Men, but viewers might also be fascinated with how far we've come with gender equality.
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Ken Burns' 'Prohibition' Recalls A Law So Strict It Was (Tee)totally Doomed

Ken Burns latest PBS series, Prohibition, examines how a ban on alcohol in an alcohol-loving society ever came to be passed in the first place, and how its enforcement made it inevitable that it could not stand.
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'Homeland' Stars Torture And Terrorism, But Truth?

Homeland premieres Sunday on Showtime. The 13-week drama is a psychological thriller that centers on a CIA officer, played by Claire Danes, who is convinced there is an al-Qaida conspiracy to use a former American POW in a plot against the United States. NPR's counter-terrorism correspondent Dina Temple-Raston has screened the first three episodes of the show and speaks to host Scott Simon about its depiction of terrorism today.
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Want Good TV? Try These Three Shows

TV critic David Bianculli says most shows on TV this fall are a big disappointment. But three offerings this upcoming Sunday night — Prohibition, Dexter and Homeland — are all excellent, invigorating and exceptionally intelligent.
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Claire Danes, CIA Agent, Protects The 'Homeland'

Claire Danes' latest role has her hunting terrorists in the Showtime series Homeland. Troubled CIA analyst Carrie Mathison believes an Iraqi war hero might be part of an Al Qaeda plot. Danes explains why the role appealed to her, and what she hopes the series can accomplish.

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