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TV Giant Norman Lear Shares Gems From 92 Years Of 'Experience'

Where did Lear get the confidence to spend three years fighting to get All In The Family on air? His answer: "Can you say 'beats the **** out of me' on NPR?"
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AMC's 'The Walking Dead' Is A Hit Show With Two Meanings

As The Walking Dead returns for a fifth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says some storylines offer extra meaning for fans who have read the graphic novels which inspired the show.
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Inconsistent Memories Are Revisited In 'The Affair,' A Captivating New Drama

The Showtime show is about two people who betray their spouses and fall into a relationship. It's told from more than one perspective, and the actors are so likable, you forgive them their trespasses.
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As TV Viewers Get Older, Drug Ads Take A Terrifying Turn

With each passing day, fewer young people watch traditional television. As they turn to digital devices and other on-demand modes of getting entertainment, older Americans remain the dependable demographic for television. And that means older people are treated to a litany of drug ads, filled with lists of horrifying side effects.
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TV's 'Nashville' A Boon For The Tennessee City

The TV show Nashville is about the lives of fictional country music stars and aspiring stars — and its popularity is drawing visitors to the real city from around the world.
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'The Flash' And 'Gotham' Succeed By Taking Comic Book Stories Seriously

As The CW's new superhero series The Flash debuts tonight, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes the best new broadcast dramas of the fall season are based on comic book stories.
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Showtime's 'Homeland' Now Depends On Carrie Mathison As Flawed Hero

As Showtime's Emmy-winning terrorism drama starts its fourth season Sunday, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show struggles to continue without a key character.
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'Homeland' Regains Urgency With Twin Protagonists And Divided Loyalties

Last year, the Showtime drama about a CIA agent with a bipolar disorder lost its way. But the show's intensity is back in Season 4 when the CIA accidentally bombs a wedding in Pakistan.
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'Bob's Burgers' Serves Up Gently Savory Entertainment

The winningly sweet, wacky (and now Emmy-winning) cartoon follows a family and their struggling seaside burger joint. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard.
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Fox's 'Gracepoint': An American Remake Best Viewed With Fresh Eyes

Fox's new show Gracepoint is a remake of a British murder mystery, Broadchurch. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says those who saw the original might want to watch the new series with someone who hasn't.

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