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Spike Lee On Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

The director's new documentary, called Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, explores the King of Pop's seminal LP. "Michael is alive, because his music is still here," he says.

Matt LeBlanc Is Joining The BBC's 'Top Gear' Car Show

"Hey everyone, I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear," the former Friends star said Thursday. He has been a guest on the show several times.

Louis C.K. Drops Surprise New Drama 'Horace And Pete' Online

Comedian Louis C.K. is experimenting again with how he distributes programs. He has begun selling a comedy/drama series with a stellar cast online for $5 per episode. NPR explores the show and its business model.

'Egyptian Jon Stewart' Bassem Youssef Will Now Satirize U.S. Democracy

Bassem Youssef created what became the most popular TV show in Egypt's history, but the government had the show cancelled, and Youssef fled Egypt.

Cochran Would Be 'Leading The Charge' In Ferguson, Says Actor Courtney Vance

Actor Courtney B. Vance plays lawyer Johnnie Cochran in the FX miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson. "Finally, on the biggest stage, a black man worked the system," Vance says.
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Debating Change And Choice In The Cable Industry

A new proposal from the Federal Communications Commission is now seeking to disrupt the set-top box market.


2 Decades After O.J.'s Trial, FX Debuts 'The People V. O.J. Simpson'

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson begins Tuesday on FX. Based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, it's a behind-the-scenes series that stars Cuba Gooding Jr., John Travolta and Sarah Paulson.

'The People V. O.J. Simpson' Bursts With Sharp Scenes, Powerful Performances

FX resurrects the "trial of the century" in its new season of American Crime Story. Critic John Powers says every single episode "is an embarrassment of tawdry riches."

'American Crime Story' Finds Plenty Of New Material In 20-Year-Old O.J. Simpson Trial

American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson starts Tuesday on FX. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans offers this review.

Following The Fad, Live 'Grease' Hits The Silver Screen

A new, live TV performance of the hit musical Grease airs this weekend. Rachel Martin talks about it with Linda Holmes, host of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour.