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Ex-NFL Star Strahan Joins 'Live! With Kelly'

Michael Strahan, who won a Super Bowl with the New York Giants, has won the job to be Kelly Ripa's co-host on daytime TV. He'll also continue to be on Fox NFL Sunday.
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'It's A Grind': An NFL Player's Struggle For Survival

To call Ross Ventrone's career as an NFL defensive back unstable is an understatement. He's been hired, promoted, or fired by the New England Patriots no fewer than 29 times in two years.
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Meet The Brains Behind "Bones"

Forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs writes what she knows: bones and crime. Reichs discusses her new novel Bones are Forever," and her work for the TV series "Bones" both of which star her fictional alter-ego, the scientist crime-solver Temperance Brennan.
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Alan Ball On Leaving 'True Blood' Behind

Writer/producer Alan Ball is leaving True Blood, the highly successful HBO show he created, at the end of its fifth season. He talks about the show, his childhood and coming out to his mother.
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PBS Remixes Bob Ross, Julia Child and Mister Rogers

Melissa Block talks to John Boswell, aka "Melodysheep," the producer behind the recent PBS auto-tune mixes that feature material from Mister Rogers, Bob Ross and Julia Child.
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Bill Hader On Sketch Comedy, His Love Of Old Films

Saturday Night Live's Bill Hader, nominated for an Emmy for his character Stefon, an obsessive clubgoer, says he needs a character to be funny. Hader tells Fresh Air that he doesn't know how people do standup — and that watching old films as a child sparked his interest in Hollywood.
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Comedy's Self-Deprecating Pioneer Phyllis Diller Dies

In the 1950s, when Diller started being funny for a living, there were no female standup comedians making it big. Some critics have said she succeeded because a lot of her material was about mocking herself. She died at home, where she'd been in hospice care after a fall, at the age of 95.
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Jaws, Teeth And Fins! Oh My! 'Shark Week' At 25

The Discovery Channel's annual "Shark Week" is one of the longest running events on cable television. After 25 years on the air, it's become an American icon of sorts. "Shark Week" executive producer Brooke Runnette explains how the team keeps the shows exciting year after year.

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