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Can Math Help Contestants Beat The Odds On 'The Price Is Right'?

Audie Cornish talks to Ben Blatt of Slate about how to apply game theory to the popular daytime game show, The Price Is Right.
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Fox Says Diversity Leads To Good Ratings And Better Business

Fox's business imperative: A diverse cast increases the likelihood the network will pick up a new show, promote it, syndicate it and see it do well with audiences.
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Comcast Deal Puts New Minority-Run Channels In Play

The conglomerate is launching new networks — targeted at diverse audiences and run by Sean Combs, Magic Johnson and Robert Rodriguez — to satisfy an agreement made with the FCC when the company merged with NBCUniversal.
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'Downton Abbey' Renewed For Another Season

Fans of the critically acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey are counting down the weeks until the fourth season airs on PBS's Masterpiece in January. They have even more to look forward to — the series has been renewed for a fifth season.
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Are Flesh-Eating Zombies The Future Of Television?

AMC's The Walking Dead has key ratings better than network dramas. The show gets desirable young viewers by not skimping on explicit action, gore or storytelling. So why haven't the networks tried to imitate the show? Blame the FCC, which cracks down on explicit network broadcast content but overlooks cable.
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2 Finalists Vie To Be 'Master Chef Junior'

It's a big night for two of the youngest and best chefs in the country. The reality cooking show, Master Chef Junior, crowns its first champion on the show's season finale. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to the two finalists and celebrity chef judge Joe Bastianich.
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Neflix To Stream Original Series Based On Marvel Characters

Netflix and Disney have announced a deal that calls for Marvel Television to develop four original live-action series. The new series will star relatively minor characters from Marvel's catalog.
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Disrupting The Cable TV Model

For decades, cable providers have relied on a "bundled" subscription model: to receive premium stations like ESPN or HBO, consumers had to purchase a package of less-popular stations. But that model is beginning to show signs of cracking.

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Shonda Rhimes Knows Where This 'Scandal' Will End

Shonda Rhimes, the creator of the ABC political drama, spoke with NPR's Renee Montagne about the series — and whether it might survive another administration.
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Vince Giordano: The Fresh Air Interview

Giordano has been obsessed with 1920s jazz since he first heard it on his grandparents' Victrola. His band the Nighthawks performs the music heard on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire.

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