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The Olympics' TV Time-Delay Is Going Away, NBC Says

NPR | March 29, 2017

For next year's Winter Olympics, NBC will broadcast live programming across the U.S., ending the network's decades-old strategy of delaying coverage across American time zones.

New Film Spotlights Palestinian Women Navigating Life 'In Between' Cultures

NPR | March 27, 2017

Maysaloun Hamoud's In Between highlights the challenges young Palestinian women face in Israel as they try to live amid contradictory expectations. Hamoud has received death threats since its release.

How Latino Players Are Helping Major League Baseball Learn Spanish

NPR | March 27, 2017

Latino players have long felt lost in translation in the minor and major leagues. How MLB is taking on this linguistic and cultural challenge.

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Oops ... PAC Runs TV Ads Thanking Some Republicans For Repealing Obamacare

NPR | March 25, 2017 9:32 p.m.

Hours after the GOP-led efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed, a conservative-leaning group ran ads giving kudos to some members for keeping their promise to replace the health care law.

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The Reality Show No One Was Watching

NPR | March 24, 2017 12:44 p.m.

Participants in the British show Eden spent a year in the remote Scottish highlands, living off their will and wits with cameras rolling. The only problem? No episodes have aired since August.

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Negin Farsad: Can Humor Fight Prejudice?

NPR | March 24, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Comedian Negin Farsad traveled all over the U.S. to clear up misconceptions about Islam while making people laugh. She calls this form of activism "social justice comedy."

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Maysoon Zayid: Should Humor Make Us Uncomfortable?

NPR | March 24, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Maysoon Zayid teases herself for all the ways she's different: she has cerebral palsy, she's Muslim, she's Palestinian. By making us laugh at it, she gets us to think about acceptance.

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Sandi Toksvig: Can Social Change Start With Laughter?

NPR | March 24, 2017 6:30 a.m.

When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.

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Kevin Breel: What Can Depression Teach Us About Comedy?

NPR | March 24, 2017 6:30 a.m.

The image of the "sad clown" can seem like a cliche. But for Kevin Breel, it's very real. He describes how he struggled with depression while performing as a stand-up comedian.


Chuck Barris Didn't Invent Schlock Television, He Weaponized It

NPR | March 22, 2017 3:41 p.m.

The creator of The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, which he also hosted, died Tuesday at 87. His shows were cheap to produce — and he made sure they looked it.

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Shows With Black Characters Find Loyal Non-Black Fans

NPR | March 22, 2017 9:10 a.m.

When a show is well-written, when it has good actors, people want to watch." Courtney Jones, Nielsen

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'Gong Show' Host Chuck Barris Dies; Game Show Creator Was 87

NPR | March 22, 2017 5:11 a.m.

Barris died of natural causes Tuesday at his home in Palisades, N.Y., according to publicist Paul Shefrin. Critics called Barris "The King of Schlock" or "The Baron of Bad Taste."

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You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

NPR | March 22, 2017 3:34 a.m.

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.