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Network TV's Fall Lineup Distinguished By Diversity

This season a dozen new network TV shows feature non-white characters as leads or co-leads. The shows aren't just notable for their casting diversity, but for how they talk about race and culture.
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Critical Mass: Fall TV And Diversity On The Small Screen

As fall begins, a new slate of TV shows is hitting the airwaves. We convene a round table of TV critics to consider the state of diversity and quality on the small screen.

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Media Group Evolves From Covering Vice To War Zones

Steve Inskeep talks to Vice Media founder and CEO Shane Smith about the reasons behind the rapid growth of his news and entertainment firm. Vice magazine migrated to videos, the web and documentaries.
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How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.
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Meet The Johnsons, TV's 'Black-ish' Family

One new fall TV offering is getting a lot of buzz. Black-ish takes a look a middle-class black suburban family. The show airs in the same month The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th anniversary.
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Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
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In 'Transparent,' Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

Amazon Studios' Transparent features a slate of well-known actors playing a family dealing with the revelation that the person they'd known as Mort, their father, is a transgender woman.
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Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
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'Madame Secretary' Pales In Comparison To 'The Good Wife'

The CBS dramas about women juggling family lives and high-intensity jobs showcase excellent acting. But while The Good Wife is one of the best shows on TV, Madam Secretary's writing is disappointing.
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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

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