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Supreme Court Deals A Big Win For TV Broadcasters

The Supreme Court has ruled that Aereo, a TV streaming startup, is violating the copyrights of TV producers, marketers and broadcasters by offering subscribers the ability to watch and record broadcasts on any Internet-enabled device. It now appears that Aereo will have to shut down.
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After 7 Decades A Star Of Stage And Screen, Eli Wallach Dies At 95

Actor Eli Wallach has died at the age of 98. In a career that spanned seven decades, Wallach appeared in more than 200 films, plays and television dramas. His roles ranged from Mr. Freeze in the Batman television show to Kilroy in Tennessee William's Camino Real on Broadway.
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Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News

As the veteran anchor steps away from ABC's flagship evening newscast, the network gives key duties to George Stephanopoulos — making the man who co-anchors its morning broadcast the face of ABC News.
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Prolific Character Actor Eli Wallach Dies At 98

In a career spanning seven decades, Wallach appeared in over 200 films, plays and TV shows. His roles ranged from Mr. Freeze on TV's Batman to Kilroy in Tennessee William's Camino Real on Broadway.
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'Freedom Summer' And 'The Watsons': Powerful TV About A Civil Rights Journey

This story in the "Book Your Trip" series features NPR TV critic Eric Deggans on two books turned TV shows about civil rights: PBS's Freedom Summer and Hallmark Channel's The Watsons Go to Birmingham.
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50 Years Ago, Students Fought For Black Rights During 'Freedom Summer'

A PBS documentary about the 1964 movement to get blacks to vote in Mississippi airs Tuesday. Freedom Summer director Stanley Nelson and organizer Charles Cobb discuss the dangers the students faced.
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Why TV Drama Is So Obsessed With Pandemics

Several new TV shows this year revolve around the idea of a deadly virus that grips the world, destroying much of the population. Enthusiasm for these shows is downright infectious.
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Two High-Born Hipsters Are 'Almost Royal'

Almost Royal is a British comedy series that follows the lives of heirs to the throne. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the show's stars, Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart, who play Georgie and Poppy Carlton.
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Sputtering On Fumes, 'True Blood' Has Outstayed Its Welcome

HBO's True Blood is a prime example of a TV show that kept going long after it should have ended. Why is it that some shows stay on air well after they've run out of creative juice?
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A Plea To Emmy Voters To Consider Overlooked Shows And Actors

The prime-time Emmy award nominees will be announced on July 10. Our TV critic points out some under appreciated performances that Emmy voters should recognize.

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