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'Downton' Returns With Aristocratic Class And Clash

On Sunday, the PBS anthology series Masterpiece Classic begins its third season of Downton Abbey, the British period drama that has taken England — and America — by storm.
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Oprah's Network Sees 10 Straight Months Of Growth

January marks Oprah Winfrey Network's second year anniversary. After numerous delays and setbacks, OWN launched in 2011, replacing Discovery Health Channel. Although the cable channel is posting ratings gains, some wonder just how well it is doing.
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Al Gore's Current TV Sold To Al Jazeera

The acquisition gives Al Jazeera, which is financed by the Qatari government, access to an American TV audience. The new channel, Al Jazeera America, will be based in New York. Current TV was founded in 2004 by former Vice President Al Gore.
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'Downton Abbey' Cast: It's More Fun Downstairs

NPR's David Greene speaks with Hugh Bonneville, Elizabeth McGovern, Joanne Froggatt, Sophie McShera, Jim Carter and Rob James-Collier — all cast members of the British TV hit Downton Abbey. The third season premieres in the U.S. Jan. 6 on PBS.

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Dyn-O-Mite! Comedian Jimmie Walker Talks Showbiz

Comedian Jimmie Walker is best known for his Good Times sitcom character J.J. Evans. But there's more to Walker than just laughs. For Tell Me More's Wisdom Watch series, host Michel Martin talks with Walker about his long career in showbiz, detailed in his memoir, Dyn-O-Mite: Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times.
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Who's Gay On TV? Dads, Journalists, Investigators And Footmen

Neda Ulaby looks at the current landscape of gay characters on television, from the highest brows of Downton Abbey to the surprisingly welcoming world of reality shows.

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