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New Hosts Jockey To Be The New Oprah

There are several daytime talk shows starting up, featuring Katie Couric, Steve Harvey and Ricki Lake, among others. TV critic Eric Deggans says they are all still jockeying to be the next Oprah — but there probably won't be another Oprah.
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NFL And DNC Compete For Prime Time Viewers

Robert Siegel speaks with Eric Deggans, pop culture critic for the Tampa Bay Times, about the TV ratings for the NFL kickoff Thursday night versus the Democratic Convention coverage.
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TV Writers Script Safe Sex 'Product Placement'

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that has worked to get messages about teen pregnancy and safe sex onto hundreds of TV shows.
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Michael Strahan Bringing 'Booty' To Daytime TV?

New shows are hitting the airwaves this fall. Steve Harvey and Katie Couric are debuting talk shows. Former NFL star Michael Strahan brings his own style and flavor of comedy to Live with Kelly and Michael. Host Michel Martin checks in with Tampa Bay Times TV critic Eric Deggans.
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Actor Michael Clarke Duncan Was A 'Gentle Giant'

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 54 years old. Duncan was nominated for an Oscar for his work in The Green Mile.

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