Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer appear in the baby birth episode of NBC's Friends.
April 30, 2012 Former NBC president Warren Littlefield talks about his new book, changing viewing habits, and why there will never be another "Must-See TV" quite like the one at NBC.
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Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin appeared in one of several parodies in the 30 Rock live episode last week.
April 30, 2012 Mark Blankenship says that when 30 Rock unleashed a series of parodies of old TV shows, it showed a surprising amount of edge about prejudices that may persist.
April 30, 2012 Verizon Wireless announced plans last year to auction off some of its wireless spectrum, if federal regulators signed off on its plan to buy a $3.6 billion chunk of airwaves from cable companies. Public interest advocates say the deal would be bad for consumers. The FCC and Justice Department are reviewing the deal.
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Director Garry Marshall and sister, actress-director Penny Marshall, seen here in 2004 when she received her star on the Walk Of Fame.
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April 28, 2012 Director Garry Marshall talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his career, his relationship with his own family, and his new memoir.
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April 27, 2012 The Federal Communications Commission has approved a rule requiring TV stations to post details online about the amount of political advertising they air, and what they charge for the ads. For the first two years, the ruling applies only to major network affiliates in the nation's biggest markets.
April 27, 2012 TV stations are already compelled to keep records about the campaign ads they air in public files. The FCC's chairman says it's time to make that information available on the Internet. But the stations are resisting.
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April 26, 2012 NPR's Stephen Thompson explains why, for a football fan, the endless spectacle of the NFL Draft is one of the greatest weekends of the year.
Patrick Stewart co-starred in the BBC series that spanned the history of the Roman empire from Augustus through Claudius.
April 25, 2012 I, Claudius is loaded with bloody violence, graphic sex, tales of epic battles and intrigue and characters who are in danger of being killed at any time. The British miniseries has now been remastered and is available in a 35th anniversary edition DVD.
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Hugh Laurie has received two Golden Globe awards and two Screen Actors Guild awards for his portrayal of Dr. Gregory House.
April 25, 2012 For the past eight seasons, the English actor has played Dr. Gregory House on the Fox medical series. During that time, Laurie's character has diagnosed dozens of patients suffering from rare ailments, while maintaining a serious addiction to Vicodin.
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April 23, 2012 As baseball season gets into full swing, a new reality TV show hopes to win over sports fans and memorabilia fanatics. ABC's Ball Boys is set in Robbie's First Base, a family-owned sports memorabilia shop run by a crew that includes a father, a son, and three guys named Robbie. Host Michel Martin talks with the cast members.
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Jane Sterling (Peyton List) and Roger Sterling (John Slattery) made progress, in a way, on Sunday night's Mad Men.
April 23, 2012 Sunday's Mad Men showed off some of the show's strengths, but it also stressed some of its weaknesses.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays the frustrated vice president in the new HBO comedy, Veep.
April 22, 2012 Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to series television in Veep Sunday night on HBO. She talks to NPR's Rachel Martin about the frustrated vice president she plays, why you'll never see the president, and her career in comedy.
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus and her staff, including Tony Hale and Anna Chlumsky, in Veep.
April 21, 2012 Julia Louis-Dreyfus returns to series television in HBO's new series, Veep. From the creators of the well-regarded political satire In The Loop, it sees American politics with a clever, doubting eye.
April 19, 2012 American Bandstand host Dick Clark died in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, at the age of 82. He had been in fragile health since suffering a major stroke several years ago. Besides Bandstand and New Years Rockin' Eve, Clark also produced several successful games shows and award shows.
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Korra demonstrates fire- and water-bending in The Legend of Korra, a new series from the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender. It premieres April 14 on Nickelodeon.
April 13, 2012 The big-screen version of The Last Airbender was a box-office disaster, panned by critics and loathed by fans of the popular TV series it was based on. Now, as NPR's Neda Ulaby reports, the original show's creators have been given the rare chance to rebuild their franchise with a new series.
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