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Commentary: NBC's 'Telenovela' 'Takes Ownership' Of Latino Stereotypes

NBC's new comedy, Telenovela, parodies a Spanish-language soap opera. Commentator Cynthia Leonor Garza says it's an attempt at bringing Latin culture into the mainstream — but it could do it better.
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Streaming Services Shake-Up Market At Sundance Film Festival

Video streaming services like Amazon and Netflix are adding a new dimension to the Sundance Film Festival. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Tatiana Siegel, senior film writer for the Hollywood Reporter, about the competition with traditional movie studios for distribution rights to some of the festival's most anticipated films.
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FCC Chairman Issues Proposal Seeking To 'Unlock' Cable Box Market

Almost all cable subscribers pay to rent a set-top box netting the industry billions a year. Chairman Tom Wheeler says ending that practice would lead to more innovation in the way we consume TV.
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Actor Abe Vigoda Of 'The Godfather,' 'Barney Miller,' Has Died

Abe Vigoda, the distinctive looking character actor and inspiration for dozens of Internet hoaxes, has died. Vigoda was known for his work in The Godfather and the television series Barney Miller.
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Harvey Weinstein Promises His 'War And Peace' Miniseries Isn't Homework

Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Never mind the daunting page count — "It's got honest-to-God great action, great sex, great love story," he says.
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Can Just Anyone Write An Episode Of 'Friends'?

Andy Herd thinks a computer can write an episode of the 1990s sitcom. So far, the computer-generated episodes are gibberish. Herd thinks with a bit of editing he could sell the gibberish to a network.
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After #OscarsSoWhite, Academy Makes Changes To Increase Diversity

Following criticism over a lack of diversity in the Oscars, the Academy Awards board of governors announced new programs to try to diversify the academy's membership by the year 2020.
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Mulder And Scully On Why The World Is Ready For An 'X-Files' Reboot

"People want a villain," says actor David Duchovny. "They want a reason; they want a cabal; they want a conspiracy." He and Gillian Anderson co-star in six new episodes of The X-Files.
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'X-Files' Reboot Brings Back Mulder, Scully And The Search For Truth

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reunite in Fox's six-episode revival of its famous science fiction series. TV critic David Bianculli says the new X-Files is worth investigating.
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Taliban Makes Good On A Promise To Target Afghan Media Networks

A suicide bomb attack killed six journalists from Afghanistan's independent television station, Tolo TV. Renee Montagne talks to Saad Mohseni, CEO Of Moby Group, the media company that owns Tolo TV.

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