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Political Thriller Series 'Occupied' Parallels Russia's Actions In Ukraine

The new political thriller series, Occupied, was ahead of its time. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to one of the show's creators, Erik Skjoldbjaerg, about how the show parallels Russia's actions in Ukraine.
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Comic W. Kamau Bell On Standing Tall And Finding Humor In America's Racism

The comedian attends a Ku Klux Klan gathering and a cross-burning on his new series, United Shades of America. He describes the series as a travel show that takes him to places he is afraid to go.
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'Game Of Thrones' Super Fan To Get Advanced Copy Of Season 6

Show creators ruled out advanced copies to anyone, and then the White House called. They said that when the commander-in-chief asks for advanced episodes, "What are you gonna do?"
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Voice Of Lucky Charms Leprechaun, Arthur Anderson, Dies At 93

Besides making a living voicing the breakfast cereal leprechaun, he appeared in a radio show and on Broadway and was in TV shows including episodes of Car 54, Where Are You? and Law & Order.
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A Web Comedy Series Is 'Walking The Line Between Hipsters And Hijabis'

Comics Nadia Manzoor and Radhika Vaz play Muslim immigrants dealing with speed dating, catcalls and other aspects of life in secular New York in their sketch-comedy series Shugs & Fats.
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Al-Jazeera America Prepares Farewell Broadcast

Al-Jazeera America, the news network that was backed by the ruling family of Qatar and struggled to gain traction in the U.S., will sign off for good after a three-hour farewell broadcast on Tuesday.
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With Hollywood's Advanced Digital Face-Lifting, Do We Even Need Actors?

You can now digitally replace just about anything on an actor's body — including the actor himself. Journalist Logan Hill explains this practice of often invisible digital retouching in media.
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Samantha Bee On 'Full Frontal,' Feminism And The Freedom Of Her 40s

Since leaving The Daily Show, Bee has been busy with two new TBS shows. "I knew that there was something else that I wanted to do," she says. "It's very good for me to be creating my own thing."
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A Fond (No, Really!) Farewell To 'American Idol'

Built on telephone dialing and the sting of a British tongue, American Idol shuffles off this mortal coil on Thursday night, having provided just enough good moments to survive.
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Twitter Wins NFL Deal To Stream 2016 Thursday Night Football

The NFL hopes to reach a broader audience, including those who don't have cable, while Twitter is looking to attract and keep new users.

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