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'The Jeffersons' Left Lasting Television Legacy

Sherman Hemsley, who played the character on the TV shows All In The Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. But the impact and legacy of the character he played remains. Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about how the character George Jefferson fits into TV's history.
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Hemsley Remembered As Obnoxious, Beloved Jefferson

Actor Sherman Hemsley was best known for his role as George Jefferson on the hit sitcom The Jeffersons. He died Wednesday at the age of 74. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the actor's career and the impact his roles had on TV and in our culture.
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Sherman Hemsley, TV's George Jefferson, Dies

The actor known for his headstrong, high-strung character in The Jeffersons sitcom has died. He was 74.
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Sherman Hemsley, Actor Best Known As George Jefferson, Dies

For 11 seasons, Hemsley played an endearingly brazen dry cleaning mogul. He died in El Paso, Texas, at age 74.

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Not Funny Enough? 'New Yorker' Gives 'Seinfeld' Cartoon A Second Chance

Fourteen years after Seinfeld's Elaine got her fictional cartoon published in The New Yorker, the magazine is asking you to make it funny.
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'Who's On First?' The Sign Language Version

Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First?" routine still stands as one of the greatest comedy sketches of all time. It was a feat of rapid-fire dialogue, flawless comedic timing and devastating wit.But could you do it without saying a word?
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Neuroscientist Turned Crime Solver in "Perception"

"Perception," a new TV show on TNT, stars Eric McCormack as an eccentric neuroscience professor who helps the FBI solve crimes between teaching classes. Series co-creator and executive producer Ken Biller describes the show, and explains how the writers work to get the science right.

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