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Actor Idris Elba To U.K. Politicians: More Diverse Roles Needed

"When you don't reflect the real world, too much talent gets trashed," the Golden Globe winner says. Elba is scheduled to speak to senior TV executives and more than 100 members of Parliament.
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Wendell Pierce On Acting, New Orleans, And His Memoir, "The Wind in the Reeds" (Rebroadcast)

Best known as "Bunk" from the TV series "The Wire," Wendell Pierce is now working to rebuild his old neighborhood, Pontchartrain Park, one of New Orleans' first middle-class African American communities.

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With Leap To HBO, Big Bird's Got A Brand-New Way To Get To 'Sesame Street'

Shiny new digs (in more ways than one) are reshaping the children's TV show, which premieres Saturday on HBO. The show's executive producer — and Elmo himself — tell how the neighborhood's changed.
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Here Are The New TV Shows You Should Watch This Year

NPR reviews some of the new shows coming to network and cable television over the coming weeks.
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Showtime's Financial Drama 'Billions' Doubles Down On Melodrama And Machismo

Critic John Powers says viewers shouldn't expect to learn about the inner working of Wall Street from the glossy new series Billions. Instead, the show offers clipping action and punchy dialogue.
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Super Bowl I Tape Was Erased Long Ago; Now The Game Will Air Again

The TV networks that broadcast 1967's inaugural game erased it. Now the NFL Network has pieced together its own film with radio footage of the historic game; Super Bowl I: The Lost Game airs Friday.
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Review: 'Billions' Premieres On Showtime

Billions is a fictional drama informed by Andrew Ross Sorkin's reporting on Wall Street. It stars Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti as a hedge fund king and the prosecutor trying to bring him down.
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Film And Tourism Meet On "Mercy Street"

Many states and cities have created incentive programs for filmmakers and production companies. Ahead of 'Mercy Street's premiere, we consider the appeal of Hollywood in Virginia and the potential therein.

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Stay Tuned For Some Great New TV In 2016

Last year was all about change in the television industry. Our TV critic says the new year brings a host of exciting shows, from platforms old and new.
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Ray Liotta On 'Goodfellas,' Acting And His Return To TV

"When I first started," Liotta says, "television was kind of like the wasteland. ... Now [it's] very respected." He plays a corrupt NYC police lieutenant on the new NBC series Shades of Blue.

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