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Emmy Award-winner W. Kamau Bell moved a lot as a kid and became familiar with many different parts of the country. "When I watch Fox News, I know exactly where that's coming from because I've been there," he says. "It doesn't seem as foreign to me as it seems to a lot of the people who I know in the Bay Area." Scott Gries/Invision/AP hide caption

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W. Kamau Bell Is A 'Wall-Tearer-Downer' In 'United Shades Of America'

The comedian says he sees himself as a "forever student" and his show, United Shades of America, is sort of like "Sesame Street for grown-ups." The sixth season premieres Sunday on CNN.

Emmy Award-winner W. Kamau Bell moved a lot as a kid and became familiar with many different parts of the country. "When I watch Fox News, I know exactly where that's coming from because I've been there," he says. "It doesn't seem as foreign to me as it seems to a lot of the people who I know in the Bay Area." Scott Gries/Invision/AP hide caption

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W. Kamau Bell Is A 'Wall-Tearer-Downer' In 'United Shades Of America'

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