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Ben Affleck (Kinda) Apologizes For Asking PBS Program To Hide Slave-Owning Ancestor

The Academy Award-winning actor has been at the center of a media storm after the release of hacked emails showing he asked a TV show about genealogy to avoid mentioning an ancestor who owned slaves.
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MLB To Debut 'Statcast' Tracking Technology Tonight

Major League Baseball is ushering in a whole new era of statistics for TV screens during Tuesday night's Nationals vs. Cardinals broadcast. NPR asks sports writers if the new technology is too much.
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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.
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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.
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Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.
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Physicians Urge Columbia To Fire Dr. Oz For Promoting 'Quack Treatments'

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker about some physicians' calls for Columbia University to sever ties with TV's Dr. Oz.
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Bill Arhos, 'Austin City Limits' Founder, Dies At 80

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits, about the life and legacy of the show's founder, Bill Arhos. Arhos died Saturday at 80.
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Univision's Popular Variety Show, 'Sabado Gigante,' To End After 53 Years

Univision's Spanish-language television staple, Sábado Gigante, will end its run after 53 years on the air.
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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.
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Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.

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