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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

What do sitcoms, dramas and reality TV say about poor people? For our yearlong series exploring poverty, NPR's Elizabeth Blair takes a look at the television shows that place the poor center stage.

Satao was a 45-year-old Kenyan elephant with tusks so long they brushed the ground. Poachers killed him in June with a poisoned arrow. African leaders gathered in Washington said there needs to be better cooperation on the continent to prevent poaching. Tsavo Trust hide caption

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African Leaders: No One Country Can Stop Elephant Poaching

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Peri Schiavone, 13, gets some quick notes from her swim coach, Raj Verma, before hopping back into the pool at the Fairfax County YMCA in Reston, Va. Sarah Tilotta/NPR hide caption

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When Kids Start Playing To Win

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Billy Joe Shaver once told Waylon Jennings, "I just want you to at least listen to these songs. And if you don't, I'm gonna kick your ass right here in front of God and everybody." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Billy Joe Shaver Writes Country Songs — And Lives Them, Too

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White House chefs chop a lot of vegetables to prepare for a dinner of 400 Tuesday night. Gregory Barber/NPR hide caption

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Making An All-American White House Dinner With Some African Flair

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Carmen Smith, 44, shows son Roland, 6, her new perfume. The Cleveland resident says getting on Medicaid has made it much easier to manage her diabetes. Sarah Jane Tribble/WCPN hide caption

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A Hospital Reboots Medicaid To Give Better Care For Less Money

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A monkey sits on a car and eats an orange snatched from a fruit vendor in New Delhi in 2012. The city has tried numerous schemes to bring its large and rambunctious monkey population under control. Now it is employing men to mimic the calls of the aggressive langur monkey. Sajjad Hussain/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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It's Bananas: India Hires 'Monkey Mimics' To Scare Away Real Ones

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From 'Good Times' To 'Honey Boo Boo': Who Is Poor On TV?

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