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Diversity Is Slow To Arrive In Late Night Comedy

Late night comedy has been dominated by white men, but is that changing? NPR's Michel Martin asks with Yael Kohen, author of We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans.
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Live From New York, It's Lorne Michaels

There are few shows in comedy with the influence of Saturday Night Live, and few producers with the influence of SNL creator Lorne Michaels. The latest season premieres this weekend.
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Ruling Class And Revolution Clash In Sumptuous 'Indian Summers'

While the British gossip over gin and tonics, the Indian streets are brewing with calls for independence. The new 10-part British TV drama has just had its U.S. debut.
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Catherine Coulson, The Quirky 'Log Lady' Of 'Twin Peaks,' Dies At 71

Catherine Coulson, who played the "log lady" in the TV series Twin Peaks, died on Monday at 71. With her odd attachment to a piece of ponderosa pine, she was something of a pop culture hero.
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How A Pair Of Pretty Boys Got Their Groove Back

Two new comedies debut on Fox on Tuesday night: Grandfathered and The Grinder, both of which feature TV pretty boys Jon Stamos and Rob Lowe amping up their images. NPR's TV critic, Eric Deggans, offers a review.
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New Host Trevor Noah Puts His Own Spin On 'The Daily Show'

Last night, seven weeks after Jon Stewart stepped down as the host of The Daily Show, the new host debuted. Critic David Bianculli says Trevor Noah "gave viewers plenty of reasons to tune in again."
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'The Daily Show' Introduces A New Host — And A Familiar Feel

Longtime viewers didn't know what to expect of Trevor Noah's debut Monday night. What they got resembled the old show, perhaps because it kept a lot of writers and producers from Jon Stewart's era.
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Comedian Trevor Noah Calls On Kevin Hart For His 'Daily Show' Debut

South African comedian Trevor Noah debuts Monday night as the new host of 'The Daily Show.' So how does a new host get comfortable? He makes sure he has a good first guest.
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Devoted Fans Cross The Country For 'Gunsmoke' Reunion

It's been 40 years since Gunsmoke ran on television, but it remains a classic Western. Several actors, including Burt Reynolds, reunite in Dodge City, Kan.
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Remember 'Beakman's World'? The Wacky Scientist Is Still Big In Latin America

The children's TV show ran for just five years in the U.S. in the 1990s. But it's still hugely popular in Latin America, and a stage version of the show attracts audiences in the thousands.

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