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Tracy Morgan: '30 Rock' Let Him Be Himself

As the series prepares for its finale, the comedian talks about how Tina Fey created the character of Tracy Jordan specifically for Morgan and how she allowed him "to fly over the cuckoo nest once a week."
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Alec Baldwin Bids Goodbye To Jack Donaghy

As 30 Rock wraps up its seven-season run on NBC, the star talks about why he chose to take on the role of Jack Donaghy in the first place and about looking to NBC bigwig Lorne Michaels for inspiration in creating the character.
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Tina Fey: '30 Rock' Star And Creator Moves On

The writer, actress and comedian has helmed the hit NBC show — which will have its series finale on January 31 — for seven seasons, during which time she's had two kids, been in a few movies and written a memoir called Bossypants.
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Tina Fey: Sarah Palin And 'Saturday Night' Satire

Fey's impersonation of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin helped draw record audiences to Saturday Night Live in the fall of 2008. The former head writer for SNL opens up about politics, satire and her Emmy Award-winning sitcom, 30 Rock, which will have its series finale on January 31.
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Gun Debate Puts TV Industry In An Akward Position

There has been a lot of talk lately about violence and society. Entertainment industry representatives insist violent entertainment does not make people violent. But television critic Eric Deggans points out: The TV industry is based on commercials, which is based on the idea that at least some people will do what their TV shows tell them to do.

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