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The power of newspaper endorsements has faded, but candidates still compete for them. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite having aired its final episode in May, the medical drama House lives on, in reruns and on digital services like Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime. But not every episode is available in all formats. Adam Taylor/AP hide caption

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Back in the day, Clark and Lois were news hounds. Would they be bloggers today? (George Reeves and Noel Neill, from the television series Adventures of Superman, circa 1955) Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Phil Coke and Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers celebrate after beating the New York Yankees in the American League Championship Series. Through the power of modern technology, fans could experience the game even if they weren't in front of a television screen. Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images hide caption

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In 1936, a television drew a crowd at London's Waterloo station. Today, the crowd would have video screens in their pockets. Fox Photos/Getty Images hide caption

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