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Season Two Brings Changes For 'Girls'

The second season of the HBO series premieres this month, and Fresh Air critic David Bianculli says "these young women — these girls — really are changing and growing and adapting to tough life in the big city."
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'Living' In Color, Long Before 'Girls'

HBO's series Girls has been criticized for not being diverse enough. Long before Girls, two shows — Living Single and Girlfriends — featured professional African-American women. But the creator of Girlfriends says times have changed, and the shows she now produces have more multicultural casts to reflect changing demographics.
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Fifty Years Later, Bits Of Our Own Reality Reflected In 'Jetsons' Future

Audie Cornish talks to Matt Novak, writer of the Paleofuture blog for Smithsonian, about his recent posts about the TV show, The Jetsons, on its 50th anniversary and why it still matters today.
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Beauty Shop Fodder: Cabinet Picks And Reality TV

The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in on President Obama's national security nominations. They also talk about whether reality television has sunk to a new low this season with shows about rural partying and baby mamas.
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Huell Howser, A Favorite Public TV Personality, Dies At 67

Huell Howser, a fixture of public television in California, has died at 67. Howser hosted the popular public TV program California's Gold, which celebrated the state's unique stories and people. The Tennessee native charmed audiences with his folksy enthusiasm for finding rich stories in the everyday.
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The Voice Of 'Schoolhouse Rock' On The Series At 40

Bob Dorough composed, conducted and sang much of the music in the beloved series of educational shorts.
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'The Americans': Looking Back On The Cold War 'Fondly'

Guest host Linda Wertheimer interviews Joe Weisberg, the writer for the new FX show The Americans about KGB spies living in the United States during the Cold War.

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