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'Kid Nation' puts Hollywood labor tension into sharp focus

a shared story    430 weeks 1 day 20 hours 1 minute ago
For 40 days, the children of "Kid Nation" hauled wagons, cooked meals, managed stores and cleaned outhouses, all in the name of building a society in front of reality TV cameras. Were they working? There doesn't seem to be a simple answer. But what is clear is...(more) 

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Making the 'American Idol' top 10 is no guarantee of stardom

a shared story    288 weeks 2 days 22 hours 25 minutes ago
More than 100,000 people audition for "American Idol" every year, holding on to the wide-eyed fantasy that making the top 10 — with its promise of weekly exposure to millions of TV viewers and a national summer tour — will drop them squarely on the road...(more) 

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Where are TV's Obama-like characters?

a shared story    364 weeks 5 days 18 hours 54 minutes ago
Long before he set out for the White House, Barack Obama sought to adjust the colors on America's TV sets. Four years ago, fresh off his star-making keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, Obama challenged the television industry to live up to its responsibility as the...(more) 

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How Palin and politics made TV better. Count the ways: 70 million.

a shared story    372 weeks 5 days 14 hours 54 minutes ago
The Nielsen ratings are in for Thursday night's vice presidential debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden and they are astounding- 70 million people watched (numbers on who wept are not available). That destroys the 52.4 million who watched the first presidential debate between Barack Obama...(more) 

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What Saudis Watch

a shared story    423 weeks 1 day 14 hours 13 minutes ago
Saudi citizens find their international news on Al-Jazeera.  

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'The Listener'

a shared story    338 weeks 1 day 6 hours 13 minutes ago
Let the lead characters of shows like “The Mentalist,”“Lie to Me” and “House” try to figure out what people are thinking through fancy-pants analysis of personal tics. Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik) of NBC’s “The Listener” does it the old-fashioned way -- through telepathy. Much like Sookie Stackhouse...(more) 

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First Person: In defense of the 'Happy Days' ' 'Jump the Shark' episode

a shared story    272 weeks 4 days 9 hours 20 minutes ago
In 1987, Jon Hein and his roommates at the University of Michigan were drinking beer and had Nick at Nite playing in the background. They started talking about classic TV shows when someone asked, "What was the precise moment you knew it was downhill for your...(more) 

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TV review: 'Oliver Twist' may steal your heart

a shared story    353 weeks 5 days 11 hours 16 minutes ago
A "Masterpiece" presentation. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. Starring William Miller, Timothy Spall, Tom Hardy and Sophie Okonedo. Directed by Coky Giedroyc. Adapted by Sarah Phelps. Part 1: 9 p.m. Sun. Part 2: 9 p.m. Feb. 22. KQED. 

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HBO planning series set in post-Katrina New Orleans

a shared story    350 weeks 4 days 20 hours 17 minutes ago
For the second time in three years, a major television network is putting New Orleans in the prime-time series spotlight. On the heels of Fox's "K-Ville," the post-Katrina detective drama that aired during the 2007-08 season, HBO is set to begin production this week on the pilot...(more) 

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Download GOSSIP GIRL for Free on iTunes

a shared story    427 weeks 3 days 15 hours 26 minutes ago
I'm posting this primarily for a friend's daughter who has been in withdrawal since the end of the O.C. and can't wait for "Gossip Girl" to start. Well, guess what, you can download the pilot for free from itunes. So, if you're a fan of young soap...(more) 

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'Reading Rainbow' Reaches Its Final Chapter by Ben Calhoun

a shared story    325 weeks 3 days 11 hours 21 minutes ago
Everyone loved this show. Silly laws require hundreds of thousands of dollars, that no one who can afford it is willing to pay, to keep it on the air. Last show this Friday. 

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Best series ever

a list    432 weeks 5 days 22 hours 12 minutes ago
I'm a fussy TV watcher, but I do have a couple of favorites... I tend to go for cable because I don't think network TV is very daring any more. The reality shows killed it. 

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