NPR's Ari Shapiro spent a week in one city in a battleground state, Colorado Springs, where campaign spending has tripled since 2008. He discovered how it's changing, and the campaign strategy behind targeting specific ads for specific markets in hopes of winning over undecided voters.
Showtime's Homeland, whichswept this year's Emmy Awards, returns this weekend — as does another Showtime drama, Dexter. Critic David Bianculli says there's a rich bounty of returning series — and Homeland is the "most topical and meaningful drama on television."
There have been a lot of different Sherlock Holmes's over the years but Lucy Liu is probably the first woman to play Dr. Watson. In the CBS drama Elementary, Holmes and Watson solve crimes in modern-day New York City. Liu told David Greene that Watson as a woman was a "wonderful concept."
The television host and singer who had a hit with his rendition of "Moon River" died last night. Andy Williams was 84. Williams' clean-cut, wholesome image ran counter to many performers of the 1960s and he drew frequent comparisons to Frank Sinatra and Perry Como. He also gained popularity hosting the Andy Williams Show and a televised Christmas special. Williams' publicist says he died following a year-long battle with bladder cancer.
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