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Louis C.K. Reflects On 'Louie,' Loss, Love And Life

The comedian's latest special, Live at the Beacon Theater, was released earlier this week. C.K. talks about why he went with Web distribution this time, and reflects on his award-winning TV series, his relationship with other comedians and his USO appearances.

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Online Video Sites Go Pro And Get Original

Move over, cute kittens and goofy kiddos: YouTube is pouring money into slick, professional channels, including one that works with Madonna. Streaming services are developing their own original programing — including a resurrected, Netflix-only season of Arrested Development. It's like the early days of cable TV, when HBO started out airing movies and ended up with The Sopranos.
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So The Mythbusters Punched A Hole In A House With A Cannonball. Now What?

Mythbusters has tried out a lot of things in the last few years, but trying a cannonball fired through a residential neighborhood? That was an accident.
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Harry Morgan, M*A*S*H's Col. Potter, Dies At 96

Harry Morgan played one of television's most beloved commanding officers. As Col. Sherman Potter, he brought an avuncular authority to a show about the absurdities and horror of war. M*A*S*H costar Mike Farrell said he died Wednesday peacefully in his sleep.
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Disappointing 'Redneck' TV Shortchanges The American South

Commentator Eric Deggans looks at a depressing trend in television that presents the American South through a single, durable stereotype: the so-called "redneck."
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DVD Picks: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

Bob Mondello recommends the original BBC miniseries of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, ahead of the new film.

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