July 31, 2012 There has been much grousing on social media about NBC tape-delaying marquee Olympic events until its prime-time broadcast. Twitter users say it's a "stone-age" model, but NBC says it needs to protect its $1.8 billion investment. So far, ratings are up.
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July 30, 2012 NBC has been criticized for its decision to edit out a portion of Friday's Olympics opening ceremony. Instead of showing a dance performance that some say was a tribute to the victims of London's terror attacks, NBC aired an interview with Michael Phelps. Audie Cornish talks with David Folkenflik about the decision.
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Connie Britton and Hayden Panettiere speak onstage at the "Nashville" panel.
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July 30, 2012 Presentations from ABC and CBS showed critics that CBS is sticking with what works, while ABC is trying to figure out some new angles.
July 27, 2012 Actress Lupe Ontiveros died Thursday at the age of 69. During her career, she said she played a maid in movies and TV shows 150 times.
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A T-shirt with many of the most infamous spoilers from movies, books and TV. A new study suggests that spoilers actually increase our enjoyment rather than ruin it.
July 26, 2012 The combination of instant commentary on Twitter and delayed viewing on DVRs and Hulu has made fans especially careful about spoilers. But according to one study, spoilers actually make you enjoy a work more than if you didn't know what was going to happen.
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July 26, 2012 Trophy kitchens rule the real estate market, but fewer of us than ever actually cook, or need granite counters and Viking ranges. It's more about the look than the practicality, one realtor admits.
Crystal the Monkey shows up to promote NBC's new comedy Animal Practice.
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July 26, 2012 We're a few days into press tour, and so far, we've had monkeys and dystopia. How are things with you?
July 26, 2012 All summer long, fellow NPR program Weekends on All Things Considered is asking directors, actors and producers what movie they could watch over and over again. Today, actor Anthony Mackie talks about why "Top Gun" will always hold a special place in his heart.
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Andy Cohen on the set of his nightly Bravo talk show, Watch What Happens: Live. Cohen is also Bravo's executive vice president of development and talent, and has helped make Bravo a pop-culture heavyweight.
July 26, 2012 Andy Cohen made the cable channel an unlikely focus of water-cooler talk by developing the Real Housewives series. After work, he hosts a nightly talk show — and he's not looking to stop doing either anytime soon.
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July 25, 2012 Sherman Hemsley, who played the character on the TV shows All In The Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. But the impact and legacy of the character he played remains. Audie Cornish talks to Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times about how the character George Jefferson fits into TV's history.
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July 25, 2012 Actor Sherman Hemsley was best known for his role as George Jefferson on the hit sitcom The Jeffersons. He died Wednesday at the age of 74. Host Michel Martin speaks with Tampa Bay Times media critic Eric Deggans about the actor's career and the impact his roles had on TV and in our culture.
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July 25, 2012 The actor known for his headstrong, high-strung character in The Jeffersons sitcom has died. He was 74.
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Sherman Hemsley, known for his role as Mr. Jefferson in "The Jeffersons," died July 24, 2012 at his home in El Paso, Texas. He was 74.
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July 24, 2012 For 11 seasons, Hemsley played an endearingly brazen dry cleaning mogul. He died in El Paso, Texas, at age 74.
Daniel Tiger of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, coming soon to PBS.
July 23, 2012 PBS presented a second day of upcoming projects to the assembled press, including Ken Burns' latest, a new show from Mr. Rogers' world, and a documentary about the global challenges facing women and girls.
"I wish I was taller," was Elaine's caption in the 1998 episode of Seinfeld. Can it get funnier than that? You can try over on The New Yorker's Caption Contest page.
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July 22, 2012 Fourteen years after Seinfeld's Elaine got her fictional cartoon published in The New Yorker, the magazine is asking you to make it funny.
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