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'Downton Abbey' cast performs exclusive 'Breaking Bad' scenes on 'Colbert Report': VIDEO

Last night on The Colbert Report, the host, fed up with the power of Michelle Obama to have already secured the upcoming season of… 83 more words

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TV debate follow-up: How the emphasis on 'narrative' distorts the Obama-Romney race

The foremost TV media cant word is “narrative”: Nearly every talking head uses it a lot, to talk about the daily rhythm of the news cycle and how it is interpreted by the media. 755 more words

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Sandra Fluke gives speech that ABC and CBS ignore, while Bill O'Reilly fails to get his wish?

Attorney and women’s health advocate Sandra Fluke addressed the Democratic convention on Wednesday, speaking of “two profoundly different futures,” one in which, she asserted, should Mitt Romney be elected, “birth control is controlled by people who will never use it will redefine ‘rape,'” or the reelection of President Obama, “a man who thinks of his daughters, not his delegates.” 405 more words

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'The Newsroom' review: Killing Osama bin Laden, committing screwball comedy, and bullying a flight attendant

So last night we saw how the ACN news staff would have covered the killing of Osama bin Laden on The Newsroom: With an anchor who by his own admission was “wasted … completely baked,” and in the midst of a newsroom romance that dares not speak its name. 977 more words

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Late night TV hosts respond to Aurora 'Dark Knight' tragedy: A clip

Last night, the late-night hosts were faced with the question of whether or not to address the shootings in Aurora, Colorado, at a screening of… 153 more words

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Why did 'Political Animals' get better reviews than 'The Newsroom'?

On Sunday night, the first installment of the USA network miniseries Political Animals premiered opposite the fourth episode of The Newsroom. Both offer big-canvas portraits of workplace environments that fascinate the media (politics and, well, the media); both star actors who normally don’t “do” television (Sigourney Weaver; Jeff Daniels); both come from producers who’ve done interesting TV work in the past ( 555 more words

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'The Newsroom' review: Jane Fonda, radical politics, and 'We are the media elite'

Early on in The Newsroom this week, Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) delivered a manifesto detailing what his cable-news show News Night would stand for from now on. 1,067 more words

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