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'Where's My AMC?' DISH Network Dispute Drags On

All of AMC's channels have been cut by satellite provider DISH Network, and viewers of hit shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead are irked. Tiffs between networks and cable providers are common, but this one has gone on for record time.
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Andrew Rannells: Gay And Serious In 'New Normal'

Andrew Rannells stars in the new comedy TV series The New Normal about a gay couple who want a child so they hire a surrogate. Rannells tells Fresh Air that he didn't want to "dumb down" the serious role with "stereotypical over-the-top gay flash and sass."
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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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