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Never Seen And Sometimes Barely Heard, Loopers Fill In Hollywood's Soundtrack

In movies, crowd noise, hospital waiting room chatter and barroom brawl sounds are created by voice actors called loopers. "If it's done right, you shouldn't even notice it," one sound mixer says.
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Watch This: The Akils On Black Film And TV You Can't Miss

The husband and wife team of Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil have created some of the most iconic African-American characters on television. This is their list of must-see shows and movies.
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'Through A Lens Darkly': Black Photography Fades Up To Joy

A documentary shares the good and bad of black history through photography.
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Gary Owens, 'Rowan And Martin's Laugh-In' Announcer, Dies

Owens, known for his baritone, parlayed his role on Laugh-In into a long career of voice-over work in more than a dozen movies and many TV shows. He was 80-years-old.
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See What 'Saturday Night Live' Looks Like The Rest Of The Week

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary on Sunday. Throughout, the show's two photographers have been flies on the wall, capturing read-throughs, rehearsals and back-stage shenanigans.
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Miniseries Explores The Ugly Fallout Of A Disciplinary 'Slap'

In The Slap, NBC takes on the touchy issue of corporal punishment. The show begins at a Brooklyn barbecue with a dad hitting another parent's out-of-control 5-year-old.
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Jon Stewart Changed How Young People View The News, Politics

When Jon Stewart announced on Tuesday that he is leaving the host chair of The Daily Show on Comedy Central later this year, he prompted great dismay among his many fans. The show has influenced a generation of young people — especially liberals and Democrats — and changed how they view both the news and politics.
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5 Things Jon Stewart Reminded Us About Politics

When comedian Jon Stewart announced he was leaving The Daily Show that sound you heard was 2016 hopefuls breathing a collective sigh of relief.

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Jon Stewart To Leave 'Daily Show,' NBC Suspends Brian Williams

NBC News announced it suspended anchor Brian Williams without pay for six months over a story inaccuracy. And, Jon Stewart revealed he would leave Comedy Central's The Daily Show later this year.
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After 16 Years, Jon Stewart Is Leaving 'The Daily Show'

The surprising announcement from Comedy Central suggests the show will carry on with a new host after its host of 16 years takes his leave later this year.

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