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A Check On How The Fall TV Season Is Going

With the fall television season well under way, Renee Montagne talks to reporter Kim Masters about how the broadcast networks and their new shows are faring. Masters is editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of The Business on member station KCRW.
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Vice Presidential Debate Mirrors 'American Idol'

The first two debates of the 2012 election cycle have had stratospheric viewership on TV.
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Actress Daphne Reid Broke Barriers Before Her Big Break

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Actress Daphne Reid, better known as Will Smith's Aunt Viv from The Fresh Prince In Bel Air, was first a racial pioneer as Northwestern University's first African-American homecoming queen.

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With 'Clear Eyes, Full Hearts,' Romney Can't Lose?

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been using a new phrase on the campaign trail that's borrowed from one of his favorite TV shows, Friday Night Lights.
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Football Player-Turned-Actor Alex Karras Dies

Alex Karras played defense for the Detroit Lions in the 1960s. He turned to acting when he retired his cleats, landing a number of character roles in television and film. He was 77.
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TV's Britton Fights To Stay In Nashville's Lights

Best known for her role in the TV series Friday Night Lights, Connie Britton plays a veteran country megastar whose cooling career is threatened by a new rising singer. Britton stars in the new TV series Nashville, which premieres this Wednesday on ABC.

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