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When Social Advocacy and Advertising Collide

From TV spots featuring interracial families to links between shiny hair and feminism, companies are embracing social issues -- and potential controversies -- that come with today's modern families.

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Simple Summer Jam Session Calls For Strawberries And Sunshine

When strawberries are in season, the Food Network's Amy Thielen's thinks of jam — sun jam. She shares her grandmother's method for making preserves with little more than sugar and the summer sun.
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Questlove And The Roots: How A Hip-Hop Band Conquered Late Night

"It's strange to admit it, but this is kinda the job we were born for," Questlove says of his group's serving as house band for The Tonight Show.
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Actor Don Cheadle On His Career's Longevity, The Key To Success

Actor Don Cheadle is known for his roles in film and television. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin asks Cheadle if he's hit a career peak and how he'll know when to call it quits.
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'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist

The show's creator, Derek Waters, is the first to admit that history can be pretty boring. But "if you can make someone laugh," he says, "you can secretly make them learn something."
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Comedian Joel McHale Talks Dyslexia, Bad TV And Filming A Thriller

The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
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The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity?

Diane Sawyer announced she's stepping down as anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. Host Michel Martin finds out what this mean for diversity in television.
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A Brawl At Bar Brought Michael K. Williams His Big Break

Before Michael K. Williams became known for playing Omar Little on The Wire, he was a dancer in music videos. For NPR's series "My Big Break," he talks about how a scar changed his life.
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How 'Professor Godzilla' Learned To Roar

Hendrix College's new president is an Ivy League economist who's better known for his obsession with a certain giant lizard.
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Cory Still ♡s Topanga As A New Generation 'Meets World'

The popular '90s TV show Boy Meets World is getting a reboot, but this time Cory and Topanga are the grown-ups, and their 13-year-old daughter is the one stumbling toward adulthood.

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