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Post-Ron Swanson, Nick Offerman Has The 'Gumption' To Be Himself

"I've never accused myself of being manly," Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.
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Alfonso Ribeiro Wants To Let 'Funniest Home Videos' Shine

Ribeiro will take over as host for the 26th season of America's Funniest Home Videos in the fall. He says he'll add his energy and flavor, but "the videos are truly the stars of this show."
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TLC's '19 Kids' Pulled For Sex-Abuse Scandal

Josh Duggar of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting admitted "wrongdoing" amid media reports that he allegedly fondled underage girls as a teenager. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with TV critic Eric Deggans.
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CBS Trashes David Letterman's 'Late Show' Set

The day after Letterman said goodbye, the late-night set was dismantled. The dumpster outside of the Ed Sullivan Theater was soon over flowing. Fans were quick to dive in for relics.
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Letterman Signs Off, With A Heartfelt Guest-Filled Finale

Last night, after 33 years on TV as a late-night talk show host, David Letterman presented his final program. David Bianculli says Letterman's final show was a strong end to an illustrious career.
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Letterman's Executive Producer: 'He's Meant A Lot To A Lot Of People'

Rob Burnett started working with David Letterman as an intern in 1985. He talks with Terry Gross about the absurd and somber moments of his three-decade tenure with the Late Show.
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Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

Late Show host David Letterman said goodbye Wednesday night with his trademark self-deprecating sarcasm. He left as he had arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.
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Often The Butt Of Jokes, S.C.'s Giant Peach Is Ripe For Renovation

The South Carolina landmark that's both loved and lampooned has gained national celebrity. But the peach's bright paint has soured over the years, so it's getting a makeover — to the chagrin of some.
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David Letterman Is Set For Final Curtain Wednesday Night

"What this means now," the talk show host told a hushed audience as he announced his departure in December, "is that Paul and I can be married."
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The 'Mad Men' Ending: A 'Twisted' And 'Perfect' Conclusion

After all eight seasons of drama, the TV series about men and women in advertising ended with a full-length ad. TV critic David Bianculli says the conclusion was "so unexpected, yet so appropriate."

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