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Beauty Shop Fodder: Cabinet Picks And Reality TV

The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in on President Obama's national security nominations. They also talk about whether reality television has sunk to a new low this season with shows about rural partying and baby mamas.
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Huell Howser, A Favorite Public TV Personality, Dies At 67

Huell Howser, a fixture of public television in California, has died at 67. Howser hosted the popular public TV program California's Gold, which celebrated the state's unique stories and people. The Tennessee native charmed audiences with his folksy enthusiasm for finding rich stories in the everyday.
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The Voice Of 'Schoolhouse Rock' On The Series At 40

Bob Dorough composed, conducted and sang much of the music in the beloved series of educational shorts.
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'The Americans': Looking Back On The Cold War 'Fondly'

Guest host Linda Wertheimer interviews Joe Weisberg, the writer for the new FX show The Americans about KGB spies living in the United States during the Cold War.
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'Downton Abbey': Not Much 'Hurly Burly' Upstairs

In the second part of his interview, David Greene talks to members of the cast of Downton Abbey. Its third season begins this Sunday on PBS.
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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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