Jay Chandrasekhar and Sarah Chalke are a married couple in the new Amazon Studios pilot Really.
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August 28, 2014 NPR TV critic Eric Deggans ranks Amazon's new batch of five series pilots, asking why none of them seem to break the rules of TV quite enough to draw attention.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth Emmy on Monday night.
August 26, 2014 NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Monday's Emmy Awards promised to recognize TV's emerging future — but ultimately rewarded comfortable favorites over disruptive upstarts.
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August 25, 2014 The beheading of an American journalist at the hands of foreign terrorists, and the death of Michael Brown in Missouri have created policy and political questions that the president has to deal with.
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News outlets in 1962 paired this image of injured police officers with a story about the aftermath of a riot in a St. Louis suburb.
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August 21, 2014 As we unpack St. Louis' long, tense history of racial unrest amid continuing protests in Ferguson, Mo., we find striking parallels between the events of years past and those of the past few weeks.
Tom Hiddleston takes the Ice Bucket Challenge. The actor is one of many stars taking part in the campaign to raise money for ALS.
August 20, 2014 When actor Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?
Demonstrators protesting the shooting death of Michael Brown listen to rapper Nelly speak.
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August 19, 2014 To locals, Ferguson is part of St. Louis, not a separate place. And as residents wonder whether or when their lives will return to normal, the question remains: What will they do after it does?
Chuck Todd (left) and David Gregory appear together on NBC's Meet the Press in 2008.
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August 18, 2014 NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.
On the MiTú network's Guzii Style, Chef Guzii makes bolitas de chocolate.
August 15, 2014 Since it was created in 2012, the MiTú network has been rapidly expanding to meet demand for Latino Web content. Now, it's partnering with Televisa, a Spanish-language media company.
Why is it that people seem to always want to visit that yellowface place?
August 14, 2014 Have more non-Asian actors, musicians and others been trying to don makeup or clothes in an attempt to look "Asian," or are we just better at noticing it? Three experts weigh in on the phenomenon.
Robin Williams performs during the Sixth Annual Stand Up for Heroes charity event at the Beacon Theatre in New York in 2012.
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August 12, 2014 Williams was a dervish of comedy — tossing off one-liners, biting asides and sidesplitting routines in a blizzard of accents, attitudes and goodhearted energy. He died Monday at 63.
August 11, 2014 President Obama and his family are enjoying what the White House is describing as a working vacation on Martha's Vineyard as American airstrikes continue to hit selected Iraqi targets.
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August 4, 2014 Reports over the weekend indicated President Obama would take executive action soon to grant legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants. The White House says that is speculation.
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August 1, 2014 Did ESPN's Stephen Smith need to apologize for saying women need to be aware of provocation? The Barbershop guys weigh in.
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August 1, 2014 For the final program, host Michel Martin speaks with Neil Minkoff and Maria Cardona about the biggest political stories of the week.
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July 31, 2014 Around the world, it can still be very hard to live as an openly gay man. Host Michel Martin learns more from two LGBT activists: Jamaican Maurice Tomlinson and Nigerian Bisi Alimi.
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