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Turkish TV Travels Far As Craze For Dramas Goes Global

The Turkish television industry is booming. Audience numbers spike at the end of Ramadan, when viewers around the world tune in in massive numbers — but there's year-round enthusiasm, too.
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Cosby, In Sworn Deposition, Says He Paid Women To Keep Affairs Secret

In a New York Times exclusive based on new documents related to a 2005 case, the comedian presents himself "as an unapologetic, cavalier playboy."
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Emmy Nominations For 'Transparent,' Tatiana Maslany Showcase New Talent

Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced Thursday. The field of contenders shows a welcome turn toward recognizing new talent and new sources for TV.
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TLC Cancels '19 Kids And Counting' After Josh Duggar Molestation Scandal

The cable network TLC has cancelled 19 Kids and Counting. The move comes two months after a police report was made public showing one of the show's stars, Josh Duggar, had been investigated for fondling underage girls, including his sisters.
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Pioneering Journalist Marlene Sanders Remembered

Sanders, who died Tuesday of cancer, was one of the first female reporters on television. On ABC and CBS, she covered politics, the assassination of Robert Kennedy and the Vietnam War. She was 84.
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In 'Escaping ISIS,' An Underground Railroad Forms To Save Yazidi Women

A new Frontline documentary explores what life is like for the girls and women who have been enslaved by Islamic State militants, and also tells the story of those fighting to free them.
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Even Retired Comedians Can't Resist A Few Good Trump Jokes

David Letterman popped up Friday to make a few cracks about the brashest, most famously follicled candidate for the 2016 Republican Party presidential nomination.
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The Pitch Of A Lifetime: One Enterprising 'Star Trek' Fan's Big Chance

Like many fans of the franchise, Michael Gummelt has some ideas about why and how Star Trek should return to TV. But unlike any other fans, he'll have a chance to pitch his concept to Paramount.
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In The Writer's Room, One Woman Quietly Makes Late Night History

Robin Thede's wide-ranging career has included stints in both journalism and comedy. Now, at The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, she's the first black woman to work as a head writer in late night TV.
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Roger Rees, Welsh-Born Stage, Screen And TV Actor, Dies At 71

American audiences came to know him as the star of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby on Broadway. He won a Tony Award in the title role.

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