Sort your laundry into whites and darks? "That's racist," quips one character on Parks and Recreation.
June 27, 2011 Once a loaded challenge, "that's racist" has become a staple of schoolyards and comedy routines. NPR's Neda Ulaby describes how the ironic diss went from meme to mainstream.
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DJ Davis (Steve Zahn) address a crowd of musicians at Harley's memorial service on Treme.
June 27, 2011 No big plot twists shake up the penultimate episode of season two, but what does transpire reveals a lot. Recap the musical performances, featuring The Loose Marbles, Rosie Ledet, Jon Cleary and one of Destiny's Children.
The new documentary Hot Coffee presents filmmaker Susan Saladoff's impassioned arguments on four aspects of the civil justice system.
June 27, 2011 Attorney and filmmaker Susan Saldoff presents an argument in Hot Coffee, a documentary that uses the famous "McDonald's coffee case" as a jumping-off point for a broader discussion of the civil justice system.
June 27, 2011 Peter Falk, who was known for his portrayal of the disheveled and seemingly inept homicide detective Lt. Columbo, died on Thursday at age 83. Fresh Air remembers the actor with excerpts from a 1995 interview.
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Stephen Moyer of True Blood.
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June 27, 2011 Critic Mark Blankenship recaps the big moments in the fourth-season opener of HBO's True Blood, and just be advised: there may be cages involved.
Host Alex Trebek greets celebrity contestants on the set of Jeopardy! For non-celebrity contestants, fame means a 30-second personal anecdote after the first commercial break.
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June 26, 2011 You have 30 seconds. You're on the smartest show on national television. So, what's the most interesting thing about yourself? Ready? Go.
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June 24, 2011 Indelible as the rumpled, comically relentless homicide detective in Columbo, the actor will also be remembered as the grandfather reading The Princess Bride to his skeptical grandson ... and for his work in dramatic films.
June 24, 2011 Telemundo is promoting its biggest-ever hit, La Reina del Sur. The show's season finale last month beat out English-language networks in all the major markets. But Telemundo's effort is a long shot. Spanish-language TV has never won an Emmy in any of the major categories.
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Aziz Ansari stars as Tom Haverford on NBC's Parks And Recreation.
June 21, 2011 Critic Eric Deggans looks ahead to the Emmy Awards and has a few suggestions for voters about who deserves to be nominated. His choices span cable and broadcast, fantasy and police dramas, and one very clueless government employee.
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Ron Carter (left, as himself) looks on as Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) attempts to show him a thing or two on bass, in Treme.
June 20, 2011 A rapper outdoes his mentor, St. Patrick's Day passes through, bands battle on Frenchmen Street and New Orleans faces New York. Read a recap of music and more, with guests Ron Carter, "Spider" Stacy of The Pogues, Ingrid Lucia and Dr. John.
A screenshot from a Saturday Night Live skit about an NPR show called "Delicious Dish."
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June 15, 2011 Former Saturday Night Live cast member Ana Gasteyer said the ice cream company was considering a new flavor inspired by a skit that pokes fun at NPR.
Tara Billinger (left) and Kali Fontecchio star as endlessly amused aliens in Gigglers, which premiered at Channel 101 in May 2011.
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June 15, 2011 Once a month, DIY media makers gather in Los Angeles to watch each other's TV minishows, then vote for the best. The underground event is called Channel 101 and the goal is to win enough audience votes to be invited back for another screening.
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June 15, 2011 Maurice Jamal is the man behind the 2007 "Dirty Laundry"-- a black and gay-oriented family film that was one of the first such films released in theaters. As part of LGBT Pride Month, guest host Allison Keyes speaks with Jamal about his career and GLO TV, his Urban LGBT television network.
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Stephen Colbert and Martha Plimpton perform a song from Company on stage during the 65th annual Tony Awards.
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June 14, 2011 The political satirist and comedian talks about his Broadway performance (and performance anxieties) and about his recent segments on The Colbert Report featuring Sarah Palin and Anthony Weiner.
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Harley (Steve Earle, left) and Annie (Lucia Micarelli) busk in the French Quarter in Treme.
June 13, 2011 There's politically charged funk-rap, New York meets New Orleans, the debut of a new song and classic, swinging jazz. Read a recap of the episode's music, featuring guests Susan Cowsill, Leroy Jones and Dr. John.
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