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Stories: 1) 'Breaking Bad' Fans Get Their Fix In Spanish 2) In 'Transparent,' Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair 3) 'Madame Secretary' Pales In Comparison To 'The Good Wife' 4) Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30
Stories: 1) 3 Roosevelts Come Alive In PBS Documentary, Ken Burns' Best Yet 2) Comedian Michael Che Picked For SNL's 'Weekend Update' Chair
Stories: 1) In Tom Hanks' iPad App, Typewriters Make Triumphant Return (Ding!) 2) Joan Rivers, An Enduring Comic Who Turned Tragedy Into Showbiz Success, Dies 3) CBS's Thursday Night Football: An Ambitious Alliance With A Lot At Stake 4) In 'The Chair,' Two Filmmakers Make Movies From The Same Script
Stories: 1) Iconic TV Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96 2) A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range 3) Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picturephones: The Future, As Seen From 1964 4) TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series
Stories: 1) Versatile Comedian Robin Williams Dies At 63 2) Remembering The Big-Hearted Comedy Of Robin Williams 3) Case Closed: Agatha Christie's Detective Poirot Solves His Last TV Mystery 4) You Know Him As An Actor But Jeff Goldblum Is A Musician Too
Stories: 1) From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV? 2) How Interactive TV Is Older Than TV Itself 3) No More Reservations: Exclusive Restaurants Require Tickets Instead 4) Stick With 'The Knick,' A Medical Drama With Amazing Inventions
Stories: 1) Who's The Man? Hollywood Heroes Defined Masculinity For Millions 2) 'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back 3) Maggie Gyllenhaal Is 'The Honorable Woman': A Series Both Ruthless And Rewarding 4) 'Guardians' Director: This Movie Needed Me!
Stories: 1) How To Name Your Sequel II: Not Just Roman Numerals Anymore 2) It's Time For Comic-Con! 3) We Can Be Heroes — With Some Glue And A Little Fabric 4) Dressing Up As A T-Rex Is All Part Of The Job
Stories: 1) 'The Strain' And 'Extant' Play On Fears Of Forces Out Of Our Control 2) Eileen Ford, Creator Of The Supermodel, Dies At 92 3) Kids' Films And Stories Share A Dark Theme: Dead Mothers
Stories: 1) The 'Shifting' TV News Landscape: Will It Be Good For Diversity? 2) Why 140 Characters, When One Will Do? Tracing The Emoji Evolution 3) 'Drunk History' Serves An Educational Cocktail, With Comedic Twist 4) Questlove And The Roots: How A Hip-Hop Band Conquered Late Night
Stories: 1) Cory Still ♡s Topanga As A New Generation 'Meets World' 2) Arrivals And Departures: Films Explore The Immigrant Experience 3) Life Is Tough, Says Joan Rivers, So 'You Better Laugh At Everything' 4) Classical Dub-Step Violin Finds Its Audience
Stories: 1) A-List Celebrities Flock To Late-Night 'Graham Norton Show' 2) O.J. And Oscar Trials: A 'Combination Of Celebrity, Wealth And Murder' 3) What Does Body Ink Say About NBA Players' Pain And Personalities? 4) The Return of 'Rectify,' A Critical Darling Sprung From Death Row
Stories: 1) Laverne Cox Loves 'Trouble' 2) Forbidding Fruit: How America Got Turned On To The Date 3) Larry Wilmore Knows: Heavy Lies The Late-Night Mantle 4) Remembering Ruby Dee: 'Think Of Me And Feel Encouraged'
Stories: 1) 'I Kinda Stole The Show': Laverne Cox And The Path To Prestige Television 2) While Broadway Sings Its Praise, The Wigmaker Remains Unsung 3) 'Downton Abbey' Craze Serves Up A Demand For Butlers
Stories: 1) How Soviet Kitchens Became Hotbeds Of Dissent And Culture 2) Remembering The 'Father' Of G.I. Joe 3) Bob Newhart Looks Back On A Career Of One-Sided Conversations 4) Burton Calls On 'Star Trek' Fans To Bring 'Reading Rainbow' To The Next Generation
Stories: 1) TV Networks Double Down On Diversity This Fall 2) New Sitcom 'Unapologetically Embraces' Asian-American Family Life 3) 'The Maya Rudolph Show' And What It'll Take To Bring Back Variety 4) Jeff Goldblum Plays A Jazz Show Almost Every Week. No, Really.
Stories: 1) Louis C.K. Takes On TV Hypocrisy, Aiming Scrutiny Back At Himself 2) Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies 3) How Funny Or Die Makes Room For What Works 4) Son Of? Bride Of? Cousin Of? How Many Godzillas Are There, Already?
Stories: 1) A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks 2) Viewers Not Laughing About SNL Slavery Skit 3) 'Hill Street Blues' Created Two Eras For TV Drama: Before And After 4) Lurid Meets Literary In 'Penny Dreadful,' An All-Star Gothic Revue
Stories: 1) Cake Or Death? Gâteau, S'il Vous Plaît! 2) If We'd Only Known About The Impending Spam 3) Meanwhile, In Australia: A Bawdier, Riskier 'Rake' 4) Movie Monsters, Monster Movies And Why 'Godzilla' Endures
Stories: 1) 'Inside Amy Schumer,' Some Surprising Commentary 2) On Television, More Transgender Characters Come Into Focus 3) Where Jokes Go To Die, And Other Observations From Comic John Oliver 4) Debbie Allen On 'Fame,' Stage And Men In Tights
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