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Amy Poehler: Playing Politics, But Only On Television

Emmy-nominated actress Amy Poehler talks to Ari Shapiro about her role as an aspiring local politician on the NBC comedy Parks And Recreation.
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School Lunch Potato Fight Gets The Colbert Treatment

A few hours after the Senate reached a deal on potatoes in schools, comedian Stephen Colbert took to the airwaves to display what sounded like some long-repressed middle school angst over being separated from his beloved 'tots.'
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Seth MacFarlane: TV's 'Family Guy' Makes Music, Too

MacFarlane is best known for creating the animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show. But he's also a singer whose new album features songs from the Great American Songbook.
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Ted Danson, On 'Crime' And 'Death' After 'Cheers'

Actor Ted Danson has been captivating audiences for over 20 years. This fall, the actor appears in two TV series, playing an aging hotshot in need of a little spice on the HBO series Bored To Death and a forensic analyst on the CBS series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
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'Good Wife"s Alan Cumming On His Career In Acting

Actor Alan Cumming got his start with a breakout performance in a 1993 revival of Cabaret. Now he plays pithy and practical political consultant Eli Gold on CBS' The Good Wife. Cumming joins NPR's Neal Conan to discuss his various roles, both on-screen and on-stage.
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How TV Shows Use BBFs To Appear Racially Diverse

On Network TV, there are 27 new shows and nearly all of the main leads are white actors. There is one role on television where minority characters may be on the rise: Black Best Friend. TV critic Eric Deggans says these characters need to be upgraded to well-rounded co-star.

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