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Andy Griffith: A TV Icon From Mayberry To 'Matlock'

In a career that spanned half a century, Griffith starred in five different TV series and made more than 30 movies. He was most famous for playing a gentle small-town sheriff on The Andy Griffith Show and the courtly Southern lawyer on Matlock. Griffith died Tuesday at age 86.
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Andy Griffith Dies, Was TV's Sheriff Taylor And Matlock

Griffith was the wise Sheriff Andy Taylor in one of American television's most beloved situation comedies. Later, he was criminal defense attorney Ben Matlock in another long-running series.
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'Louie': TV's Most Original Comedy Returns

Fresh Air's critic at large, John Powers, says Louis C.K.'s raunchy FX show is changing the way comedy is done — for the better. "More than any TV comedy ever, it's all about capturing moments of truth and freshness," he says.
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FX Welcomes Sheen Back To TV, But Will Viewers?

Charlie Sheen will return to television in Anger Management Thursday night on FX. Until last year, Sheen was the lead on CBS's Two and a Half Men, the most popular TV sitcom. His erratic behavior forced CBS to fire him. Critic Eric Deggans, of the Tampa Bay Times, asks will people want to watch more Charlie Sheen?
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Plus-Sized Fashionista Dancin' To The Music

Lisa Dolan, owner of plus-sized clothing store Lee Lee's Valise tells listeners what music inspires her in Tell Me More's 'In Your Ear' segment. Dolan was star of the TLC reality program Big Brooklyn Style.
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Alec Baldwin: A 'Rock' Throughout The Ages

The star of 30 Rock has two films out this summer. He plays a club owner in the film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages. And he travels to Italy with an ensemble cast for Woody Allen's To Rome with Love.
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Norman Lear: 'Just Another Version Of You'

Legendary TV producer Norman Lear learned he was different at an early age. Since then, he's made iconic TV shows, such as All in the Family and The Jeffersons, that help us laugh and see how we're all similar.

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