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Latinos 'Not Just A Chapter In U.S. History'

The new PBS series Latino Americans takes a look at the 500 year history of Hispanics in North America, and how it's shaped their identities today. Host Michel Martin speaks with award-winning filmmaker Adriana Bosch about the series.
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What Does 'American' Beauty Look Like?

The new Miss America, Nina Davuluri, has been getting a lot of attention — but not all of it is positive. Host Michel Martin speaks with the ladies of the Beauty Shop about the pageant, and the idea of American beauty.
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In 'Dads,' Fox Uses Offensive Humor As A Selling Point

Fox's new sitcom Dads features unflattering images and jokes about Asian-Americans, Latinos and women. Fox is promoting the film by embracing all the criticism that calls it offensive.
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Fall TV: A Whole Lot Of Trouble On The Home Front

Too many new network sitcoms center on adult children and their crotchety old parents — and even more sitcoms revolve around families. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about new fall TV.
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Technology Transforms TV Ratings And Ad Sales

How are television ratings being done these days? It was only about a decade ago that TiVos and other DVRs started showing up in U.S. households. And more and more, we're watching TV online and on demand. How is the new technology changing the science of television ratings?
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The Voice Of Rocky And Natasha Earns An Emmy

June Foray, who created Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha the from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and many other characters, receives the Governor's Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night.
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What The $@** Is Up On Cable These Days?

NPR's Neda Ulaby looks into "soft-profanity creep" — and other dynamics informing the state of the, er, art — when it comes to drama series on basic cable.
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How Many Lives Does 'One Life To Live' Have?

Fans of the soap opera One Life to Live are worried their beloved show is going away for good. It left network TV last year for the Internet. A legal dispute has shut down production all together, and it might not restart.
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Arsenio Hall Returns To Late Night

The Arsenio Hall Show ran from 1989-1994 and featured Muhammad Ali to Madonna to President Clinton blowing his sax. It was the younger, hipper version of late night talk shows. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Arsenio Hall, whose new show debuts Sept. 9.
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Online 'Anacostia' Soap Opera Turns The Genre On Its Head

Many of us grew up watching soap operas on television, from As The World Turns during the day, to Dallas at night. But more and more, the crazy plot twists and deadly secrets that drive the genre are moving to the Internet. One web-based soap set in Washington D.C. is based in a neighborhood once written off by many in the city because of its reputation for poverty and crime.

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