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The World's Watching Soccer, But Basketball Is On The Barbershop's Brain

The most popular global sporting event, the World Cup, kicked off this week in Brazil. But the Barbershop guys are fired up about games closer to home: the NBA finals.
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How Dreaming Big Led One TV Star To His Big Break

Before Cesar Millan became a TV personality, he was a homeless, undocumented immigrant from Mexico with a dream. He reveals how his career took off as part of NPR's series, "My Big Break."
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5 TV Shows That Deserve Another Chance

With the success of the Kickstarter campaign for the erstwhile TV show Reading Rainbow, we draw up a short list of other shows worthy of another whirl.
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Larry Wilmore Knows: Heavy Lies The Late-Night Mantle

Larry Wilmore talks to NPR TV critic Eric Deggans about the pressure of moving from his job as the "senior black correspondent" on The Daily Show to his spot as host of the new show Minority Report.
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World Cup 2014: A Local Guide

The FIFA World Cup is in full swing in Brazil. And bars and restaurants around Washington are catering to fans to specific expats, immigrant communities and local fan groups. We find out the best place to watch (almost) all 32 teams competing this summer.

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Laverne Cox Loves 'Trouble'

Netflix's Orange is the New Black is back, and Laverne Cox returns to her role as transgender prisoner Sophia Burset. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" feature, she shares her favorite music.
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More Scripted TV Shows Included In Top-10 List

The ratings for prime-time shows are out. If you look at the demographics advertisers pay the most for, young people, there are even more scripted shows edging out reality TV.
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'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers

Buttling — the proper term for what butlers do — is a booming vocation, mostly in emerging economies. The popularity of the PBS drama series Downton Abbey is helping to revitalize the status symbol.
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'I Kinda Stole The Show': Laverne Cox And The Path To Prestige Television

Actress Laverne Cox has had huge success on Orange is the New Black. But breaking into acting as a tall trans woman of color wasn't a simple thing by any means.
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New Season Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Has A Strong, Unsettling Start

Netflix's women-in-prison series, based on a memoir by Piper Kerman, returns Friday. Fresh Air listens back to interviews with Kerman and series creator Jenji Kohan.

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