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TV Networks Double Down On Diversity This Fall

Many new shows this fall feature diverse casts or a person of color in a leading role. But will people actually tune in? NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans weighs in.
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AT&T To Buy DirecTV In Nearly $50 Billion Deal

The acquisition was approved by the boards of both companies over the weekend and announced on Sunday. The deal takes place at a time when the media landscape has been transformed by new technologies.
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Oprah Winfrey's Channel Calls Off Michael Sam Series

OWN had planned a documentary series to feature the first openly gay NFL player in his bid to earn a spot on the St. Louis Rams. The network backed off to give him space "to achieve his dreams."
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Is It Donald Sterling's Right To Fight For His Team?

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling will reportedly fight the NBA to keep his team. The Barbershop guys weigh in on that feud, and Solange and Jay-Z's elevator dust-up.
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TV Networks Use Elaborate Showcase To Pitch Shows To Advertisers

Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, who's covering the upfronts for The Hollywood Reporter, about some of the new shows, and how the networks are faring in an increasingly competitive environment.
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Bye-Bye To Barbara Walters: A Long 'View' Of A Storied Career

After 53 years on television, ABC's Barbara Walters is retiring from her work on camera. Steve Inskeep talks to the groundbreaking broadcaster about her life, career and impact on television news.
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How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works

Funny Or Die, a site founded by comedians including Will Ferrell, is finding ways to channel the loose comedy of the Internet into projects both online and on television.
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Time Warner, DirecTV Squabble Over Dodgers TV Network

The Dodgers launched a network to carry their games. But a dispute over broadcast fees and whether the network should be offered ala carte has kept it dark in 70 percent of the Los Angeles market.
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Louis C.K. Takes On TV Hypocrisy, Aiming Scrutiny Back At Himself

When the comic's alter ego rejects a woman because she's overweight, she pours her heart out in a way television rarely allows.
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'Stand Up Planet' Follows Jokes To Serious Global Issues

The TV documentary takes Los Angeles-based comedian Hasan Minhaj to South Africa and India, in search of comics who are bringing light and laughter to some serious topics.

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