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'Mad Men' Creator On Don Draper's Losses And The End Of The Road

With just two episodes to go until the AMC series wraps for good, showrunner Matthew Weiner talks about the state of his main character's career and family life — and what the show is all about.
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The Allure Of Gore: 'Walking Dead' Producer On Zombies And Mean Tweets

The AMC series' habit of killing off characters without warning has led to explosions of fan grief and rage on social media. Much of the audience's ire has landed on Scott M. Gimple.
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Meet The Power Couple Behind 'The Good Wife'

Robert and Michelle King, the real-life husband and wife team who created the CBS show, say that when it came to creating the series' main character, it was a question of art imitating life.
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Last Days Of Dave: Paying Homage To Letterman's Weird And Quirky Legacy

The off-beat funnyman retires this month after 33 years hosting late-night television. Fresh Air's David Bianculli says that David Letterman's humor "provided a new blueprint for the TV talk show."
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After Nearly 60 Years, the Muscular Dystrophy Association Is Ending Telethons

Long hosted by Jerry Lewis, the annual Labor Day weekend events raised nearly $2 billion and featured acts by Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson, John Lennon and many others.
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'Curvy Brides' Debuts Friday On TLC

Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris are co-owners of Curvaceous Couture, an upscale bridal salon in Columbia, Md., that caters to plus-size brides. That clientele is often overlooked.
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Months After Scandal, Will Brian Williams Return To NBC News?

The professional fate of Brian Williams remains up in the air after a scandal led to his six-month suspension as chief anchor of NBC News. What path could lead him back to the anchor's chair?
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Louis C.K. On Life And Stand-Up: 'I Live In Service For My Kids'

The star of the FX series Louie talks about the pain of his first-ever open mic experience and the "massive gift" of taking care of others before himself.
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Successful Superhero TV Shows Go Beyond Superpowers

Superheroes are big on TV, but why do some shows work and others fail? It's not about the costumes or the special effects.
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Jenner: 'For All Intents And Purposes, I Am A Woman'

In an interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC's "20/20", the former gold-medal-winning Olympic decathlete described a struggle with gender identity that began in childhood.

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