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What Will Fill The TV Void Left By The Olympics?

Now that the Olympics are over, what's there to watch on TV? Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times says there is more fun programming than anything else. He tells Audie Cornish that he'll be watching HBO's Hard Knocks series on the Miami Dolphins training camp, TNT's Major Crimes, Discovery's Shark Week and others.
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Actor Ron Palillo Dies, He Was Horshack On 'Welcome Back, Kotter'

His "ooh, ooh, ooh, Mr. Kotter!" is a classic line from a classic '70s show. Palillo was 63.
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Eyeing Latinos, NBC News Snuggles Up To Telemundo

NBC News' top-rated Nightly News with Brian Williams draws a modest number of Hispanics, compared with the population at large. Network executives see that as a growth opportunity, and they're turning to their Spanish-language sister network, Telemundo, for help in realizing it.
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Hardcore Job Program Helps Unlikely 'Get To Work'

A new Sundance Channel series looks at the path back from long-term unemployment. The show follows a boot-camp-like job training program, STRIVE, and its clients aren't just victims of hard economic times. They come from addiction, incarceration and abuse. Guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with STRIVE's Rob Smith about the show Get To Work.
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Al Freeman Jr. Remembered For Soaps To Spike Lee

Actor, director, and professor Al Freeman Jr. died on Friday at the age of 78. He's best known for his portrayal of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad in Spike Lee's 1992 film, Malcolm X. But many may not know that he was the first African-American to win a Daytime Emmy Award. Guest host Jacki Lyden remembers Freeman's life and legacy.
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Can NBC Get Its Fall Shows Into The Olympic Spotlight?

Commentator Andrew Wallenstein says that NBC is trying hard to use the Olympics to promote its fall lineup, but history demonstrates it's not going to be easy to find success with that strategy.
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How Fox Pioneered A Formula For Latino News

As more and more news companies begin courting Hispanics, one site has been ahead of the curve: Fox News Latino has found early success by appealing to English-speaking Hispanics with a recipe that doesn't always coincide with Fox News' highly rated opinion shows.

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