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Boxes Of TV Fun, Old And New, For The Holidays

It's holiday box-set season, and Fresh Air critic David Bianculli shares some favorites for the TV-lover on your list. "Giving someone a gift of a TV show," he says, "is somehow very personal. You're giving something that you love, and that, in many cases, will occupy many hours ... of their time."
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Nielsen Study Notices Growth In Social TV

Renee Montagne talks to Dierdre Bannon of Nielsen about its new report on social media use. Among the findings: explosive growth in Social TV, which is people watching television while connected to social media on smartphones and tablets.
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PBS Remixes 'Reading Rainbow,' Delights Map And Book Nerds Everywhere

PBS remixes another of its iconic shows, and this time, it's all about books.

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Fiscal Cliff Debate Moves To TV, In Ad War

Just when you thought you never had to look at another political ad, they're back — this time focused on the big debate in Washington about taxes and spending. Unions, business groups and other special interests have taken their arguments to the nation's living rooms and computer screens.
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Former NBC Chief Jeff Zucker Taking Over At CNN

Zucker rose quickly at NBC, where he led The Today Show in the '90s. But that network parted ways with him in 2010 after the failed attempt to move Jay Leno into prime time.
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R. Kelly's Queer, Campy 'Closet' Reopens

The R&B singer recently unveiled new chapters in his Trapped in the Closet series, a hybrid of music video and soap opera whose narrative is powered by sexual secrets.
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'Men' Actor Angus Jones Says His Show Is 'Filth'

Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on a plea from Angus Jones, the young actor on the hit TV show Two and a Half Men. In a video, he implores people to quit watching the show, saying it's at odds with his Christian faith.

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