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Does Success Of HBO's 'The Jinx' Herald New Form Of True-Crime TV?

HBO's docu-series The Jinx ended Sunday with murder suspect Robert Durst seeming to admit guilt. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says that moment may also have created a TV genre with its own set of rules.
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Documentary Makers Worry About Being Squeezed Out Of PBS Prime Time

PBS and some of big public television stations are moving news and public affairs documentaries out of prime time. Thy're putting in audience favorites like Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow.
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From Waitress To TV Writer: A 'Surreal, Fantastic Cinderella Story'

Diane Ruggiero-Wright was a full-time waitress in New Jersey when one of her patrons asked what she really wanted to be doing. She told him she was a writer — and it turned out he was a writer, too.
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Robert Durst, Subject Of HBO's 'The Jinx,' Arrested In New Orleans

Durst, the troubled heir to a New York real estate fortune, has been questioned in the past over two deaths and a disappearance. It is unclear if his arrest is linked to those cases.
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Univision Incident Reignites Questions About Diversity In Latino Media

Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.
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Obama 'Embarrassed' For Republicans Who Wrote Iran Letter

In two interviews, the president weighs in on controversies over the letter 47 Republicans wrote to the leaders of Iran and Hillary Clinton's use of a private email account.
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'Breaking Bad' Homeowner Tired Of Pizzas On The Roof

Walter White's house on Breaking Bad is a real home in Albuquerque, N.M. But it's having a problem that comes straight out of the television series — tourists have been throwing pizzas on the roof to replicate a popular scene in the show.
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3 French Athletes Die In Helicopter Crash While Filming Reality TV Show

France is mourning the loss of three athletes in a TV reality show — the second deadly incident in as many years. Many are left wondering if such shows go too far in their effort to boost ratings.
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New HBO Now Streaming Service Shows Consumer's Will Is King

HBO on Monday announced a new service presenting its shows online without a cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it also shows the power of consumers to bring change in a digital world.
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Apple's Partnership With HBO May Redefine Cable TV

Consumers will have to have an Apple device to subscribe to HBO Now, but then they can watch new and old HBO content on that device or their PC. It will cost $14.99 a month.

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