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George Takei And Company To Hollywood Gatekeepers: Fix Your Diversity Problem

A coalition of multi-ethnic Hollywood watchdogs is pushing talent agencies to add some color to their lineups.
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After Fan Pressure, Netflix Makes 'Daredevil' Accessible To The Blind

The series stars a blind superhero — but at first, it lacked audio descriptions for the visually impaired. Netflix has added that option, but the issue raises larger questions of online accessibility.
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Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.
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Physicians Urge Columbia To Fire Dr. Oz For Promoting 'Quack Treatments'

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorker about some physicians' calls for Columbia University to sever ties with TV's Dr. Oz.
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Bill Arhos, 'Austin City Limits' Founder, Dies At 80

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Terry Lickona, executive producer of Austin City Limits, about the life and legacy of the show's founder, Bill Arhos. Arhos died Saturday at 80.
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Univision's Popular Variety Show, 'Sabado Gigante,' To End After 53 Years

Univision's Spanish-language television staple, Sábado Gigante, will end its run after 53 years on the air.
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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.
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Clone Drama 'Orphan Black' Returns, As Complex And Complicated As Ever

The BBC America series returns for a third season on Saturday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show's dense stories are immensely absorbing, but can make it hard to follow for casual viewers.
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Billy Crystal And Josh Gad: Separated By A Generation But United By Laughs

The two play satirical versions of themselves on the new FX show The Comedians. But in real life they share "a lot of commonalities," says Crystal.
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'Justified' Ends With An Unpredictable, Poetic And Memorable Finale

After six seasons on the FX network, Justified ended Tuesday. "What a triumph," says critic David Bianculli who adds that he loved the finale's "touches of grace" and "emphasis on character and tone."

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