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Watch The Super Bowl Or We'll Kick This Dog: The Saddest Ads Ever

After years of nearly naked women and crazy animals, the Super Bowl ads had a new theme this year: your heart, and how to break it.
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Fast-Sprouting Acorn Challenges PBS' British TV Dominance

The niche digital portal Acorn holds rights to some of the best-known British TV shows. David Folkenflik reports it's now streaming some of those shows on its own, in competition with PBS and the BBC.
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The Success Of Fox's 'Empire' Reveals A Few Do's And Don'ts For TV

Fox's hip-hop drama is a growing hit that could rescue the network. In a fragmented marketplace, the TV industry is learning the value of creating shows for underserved audiences.
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How 'Empire' Quickly Became The TV Show To Beat

The TV show Empire is the first in 10 years to gain viewers with each of its first four episodes. NPR's Arun Rath talks with TV critic Eric Deggans about the show and its success.
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Patriots Beat Seahawks 28-24 In Super Bowl XLIX

Defending champs Seattle were edged out by the East Coast rivals. The two closely matched teams were tied at halftime but New England pulled ahead late in the fourth quarter.
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Mindy Kaling's Super Bowl Ad: Are Indian Women Invisible?

In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible comes with a risk of violence for women in India.
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Cumberbatch Wants Britain To Pardon Men Convicted Under Anti-Gay Law

The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,000 men punished under long-defunct law.
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It May Take A British Actor To Make An American Story Sing

Awards season has offered NPR's Scott Simon the opportunity to reflect on the number of British actors playing Americans in films and television shows, and wonder where the American actors are.
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NBC's 'Parenthood' Ends As A Family Drama Built On Small Moments

After six seasons, the final episode airs tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show is a rare gem; a family drama centered on the small, emotional moments between relatives.
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In 'The Americans,' Art Imitates Real Life Lies

Robert Siegel talks to Joe Weisberg, creator of the FX television series, The Americans, about the similarities between his show and recent real-life spy-related events in New York and Argentina.

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