In Season 2 of The Newsroom, Jim Harper (John Gallagher Jr.) goes on the 2012 campaign trail. Melissa Moseley/HBO hide caption

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Former Democratic representative from Louisiana Lindy Claiborne Boggs attends the Distinguished Service Award ceremony at the Capitol on May 10, 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Bamford is a stand-up comedian and voice actress. She recently appeared in the fourth season of Arrested Development. hide caption

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Jackie, Lynn and Sue — pictured here at age 7 — are three of the children featured in the landmark 1964 documentary 7 Up. The series returns this year with 56 Up, checking in with a group of 14 men and women whose lives have been documented since they were kids. First Run Features hide caption

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Comedian Tig Notaro dealt with a cancer diagnosis the best way she knew how — with humor. tignation.com hide caption

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Jason Isbell was previously a member of Drive-By Truckers. His solo albums include Sirens of the Ditch and Here We Rest. Eric England/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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