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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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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.
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HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' May Be The Best Depiction Of Marriage On TV

HBO's miniseries, starring Frances McDormand as a sharp-tongued wife, concludes tonight. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans calls it an unsparing, detailed look at the most quietly troubled marriage on TV.
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Betty White, The Golden Girl From The Golden Days Of Television

The Hot in Cleveland actress got her start over 60 years ago on a live TV show called Hollywood on Television. Now she's 92 years old, but she says that's no reason to quit show business.
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'We Need To Talk': Sports News By Women, But Men Can Watch, Too

This fall, CBS launched the first sports talk show with all female commentators. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to panelist Amy Trask about the show, and the evolving role of women in sports journalism.
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Actor's Calendar: 'Girls,' 'Star Wars,' Taking Theater To The Military

Adam Driver is famous for his role in HBO's Girls and his major (and mysterious) part in the next Star Wars film. Less famous: The former Marine's nonprofit organization, Arts in the Armed Forces.
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Like Olive Kitteridge, Actress Frances McDormand Was Tired Of Supporting Roles

"I've made a career of playing small supporting roles," McDormand says. And in a four-hour HBO miniseries she plays Kitteridge, a supporting character who "should be a leading lady."
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In The Life Of 'Olive Kitteridge,' It's The Little Things That Add Up

The HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand is based on a collection of stories about residents in a small town in Maine. It's about family, friends and the tenuous relationships that make up life.
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In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

FX's new digital platform, Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.
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Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.

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