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How To Introduce Kids To Tough Topics? Art And TV Can Help

When parents aren't sure how to approach a difficult subject, they sometimes turn to other media — and Linda Ellerbee is happy to lend a hand. She's been the host of Nickelodeon's NickNews for 22 years, and her one rule of thumb is don't dumb it down.
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Unhappy Endings: When Our TV Show Worlds Get Rocked

The second to last episode of the third season of the HBO series Game of Thrones enraged many viewers. Writer George R.R. Martin says he isn't afraid to end any character's life. The American Prospect's Paul Waldman talks about what happens when our narrative expectations are turned upside down.
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Summer No Longer A Time Of Drought For Television

It used to be that there wasn't much new on TV in the summer, the assumption being that people were outside and not glued to their televisions. But this summer, there are more than 100 shows starting up or starting new seasons. Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of The Tampa Bay Times about what to watch.
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"Veep" Creator Armando Iannucci

Kojo chats with satirist and writer Armando Iannucci, who most recently has been lampooning Washington's political culture through the HBO program "Veep."

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A Lannister Always Pays His Debts — But Do Too Many Of His Fans Watch For Free?

Watching Netflix, Hulu Plus and HBO Go with a friend or family member's password? You're not nearly alone — and that may spell trouble for providers.
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'Arrested' No More: Hurwitz On Why The Bluths Are Back

Ten years after Fox canceled the cult-favorite sitcom, a fourth season of Arrested Development is streaming on Netflix. The show's creator, Mitch Hurwitz, tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that if the show doesn't get the right ratings this time, he can't blame the time slot.
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New 'Arrested Development' Gags Are Best Served In One Sitting

Show creator Mitch Hurwitz advises against binge-watching the new season, but TV critic David Bianculli begs to differ. He says hidden identities and perplexing mysteries unfold slowly, and watching everything in one sitting helps make those connections even clearer.

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