Misty Copeland (left) and Brooklyn Mack play Odette/Odile and Prince Siegfried in this year's Washington Ballet production of Swan Lake. It is the first time that two black dancers star in Swan Lake in a major American production. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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The popularity of Carson and company on the hit show Downton Abbey is tough for PBS documentary films to compete with. Some major markets — including New York — are considering moving those docs out of prime time. WGBH/PBS hide caption

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Co-director Bruce Sinofsky attends the Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory press day at HBO Studios on Jan. 6, 2012, in New York City. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images hide caption

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Marina Franklin says audiences can always relate to jokes about heartache. "There's nothing like getting an immediate response," she says. Carlos Delgado/Courtesy of Marina Franklin hide caption

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Rosie (Melissa George) and barbecue hostess Aisha (Thandie Newton) comfort Rosie's 5-year-old son (Dylan Schombing) after another parent hit him. Virginia Sherwood/NBC hide caption

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Swan Lake is 120 years old and still popular. The Mariinsky Theatre's current tour of the ballet at BAM in New York City is nearly sold-out. Valentin Baranovsky/BAM hide caption

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