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The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.
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Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.
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Actress Who Played Mrs. Wolowitz On 'Big Bang Theory' Dies At 62

Carol Ann Susi died on Tuesday after a brief battle with cancer, said her agent Pam Ellis-Evenas. Susi played Howard Wolowitz's mom Debbie on the CBS hit The Big Bang Theory.
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A Crime Drama Crosses The Atlantic And Detective David Tennant Is On The Case

Tennant stars as the same grizzled detective in BBC's Broadchurch and FOX's Gracepoint. It was "too unusual an opportunity to turn down," he says.
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Despite The Dope, 'High Maintenance' Is About More Than Potheads

Vimeo's first foray into original Web TV follows a nameless pot delivery dude who engages in oddly intimate business transactions.
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As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.
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Beyond Cat Videos: YouTube Bets On Production Studio 'Playgrounds'

The online video giant has just opened a gleaming new production studio in Manhattan. It's part of an effort to attract new viewers — and ultimately compete with companies like Netflix and Hulu.
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Alaska Station Sets Dubious Record: Most Senate Campaign Ads

The Center for Public Integrity calculates that KTUU in Anchorage ran more U.S. Senate ads this cycle than any station in the country.
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Discovery's Man-Swallowing Snake Stunt Stretches Credulity

The channel promises to air an episode featuring a man in a protective suit who is swallowed alive by a giant green anaconda.
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'Daily Show,' 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.

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