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At Midseason, Serial Dramas Serve Up Big Twists

TV critic David Bianculli talks up some of the twists and turns presented recently in some of his favorite shows — including Dexter, Homeland and The Walking Dead. Note: Spoiler-rich.
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Ali Calls 'All-American Muslim' A Welcome Relief

TLC's new reality show, All-American Muslim follows five Muslim-American families. It aims to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about the religion. In a recent piece in The Guardian, Wajahat Ali writes that TLC's portrayal is a "welcome relief from the usual tawdry caricatures of Muslims."
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Kevin Clash On Bringing Elmo To Life

Sesame Street's Elmo used to sound like a caveman and he was not very fun. But when puppeteer Kevin Clash started working with the furry character, Elmo quickly became a cute and cuddly icon. Host Michel Martin speaks Clash about his experience as everyone's favorite red Muppet.
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The American Behind The 2008 Attack On Mumbai

David Coleman Headley was one of the leaders of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai. A new Frontline documentary chronicles how the son of a Pakistani father and an American mother became a radicalized Islamic militant while working as an informant for the U.S. government.
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How One Man Played 'Moneyball' With 'Jeopardy!'

Roger Craig has wanted to be on Jeopardy! since he was 12 years old. When he finally got his shot, he knew he had to make it count. So he built a computer model to mine Jeopardy! for patterns. He says the most exciting part wasn't the money — it was that his system worked.
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Filmmaker Woody Allen Gets The 'Masters' Treatment

Woody Allen is the subject of a new two-part, four-hour special on the PBS series American Masters. TV critic David Bianculli says the documentary is "a smart, sometimes serious study of a smart, sometimes serious filmmaker."

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