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#OscarsSoWhite, #ForSoLong

Protests around the Academy Awards' trouble with racial representation feel like a fresh, contemporary controversy, but they go back almost a half-century.
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Here's What People Are Doing Sunday Night To Avoid Watching The Oscars

Oscars too white for you? Here are some alternative ways to celebrate film — and people of color in film — on Hollywood's big night.
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Hollywood Has A Major Diversity Problem, USC Study Finds

The study examined more than 21,000 characters and behind-the-scenes workers on films and TV, and found an "epidemic of invisibility." For example, just 3.4 percent of film directors were female.
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Researchers Examine Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity

TV and film production is sorely deficient in gender, racial and ethnic diversity according to a study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
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'Fuller House' To Satisfy 90s Nostalgia This Week

First there was "Full House" and now, more than 20 years later, the reboot of the family sitcom starts this week. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the show's creator, Jeff Franklin.
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Under Apartheid, Trevor Noah's Mom Taught Him To Face Injustice With Humor

The Daily Show host grew up biracial in South Africa; his mother was jailed for having a relationship with his father. But she always turned to humor before anger, Noah says — a trait he's inherited.
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Beyond The Oscars: A Look At Racial Diversity In Hollywood

The lack of diversity among Oscar nominees has ignited a conversation about race in Hollywood. A look at the push to include a wider variety of voices, and why some argue more diverse films will benefit the industry’s bottom line.

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FCC Wants To Force Cable Companies, And Their Set-Top Boxes, To Adapt

A proposal being launched Thursday could result in boxes that subscribers could buy, not just rent, and that could provide streaming online content alongside traditional cable channels.
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Watching The 58th Annual Grammy Awards With A Critical Eye

Record of the Year went to Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," featuring Bruno Mars. Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge won Song of the Year for "Thinking Out Loud." And Taylor Swift's 1989 won for Album of the Year.
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TV Review: Hulu's '11.22.63' Takes Too Long To Get To The Point

The TV mini-series 11.22.63 is based on a Stephen King novel in which a man goes back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It premieres Presidents Day on Hulu.

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