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REELZ TV Network Will Air Miss USA Pageant

NPR | July 02, 2015

After two TV networks, Univision and NBC, dropped broadcasts of Miss USA and Miss Universe – pageants which Trump co-owns – a different network will broadcast the programming, according to The AP

Maria Leaves Sesame Street After 44 Years On The Block

NPR | July 02, 2015

Sonia Manzano's acting career began when she was in the original cast of Godspell – a musical which began as a student production on campus, according to the Associated Press.

USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Best Summer TV

NPR | July 01, 2015

As a flood of at least 120 new and returning series come to TV this summer, NPR's TV Critic picks four shows most worth binge watching by the pool.

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In Saudi Arabia, An Uphill Fight To Out-Shout The Extremists

NPR | June 30, 2015 9:54 a.m.

Can satire and commentary win out against ISIS? Some Saudi journalists and comedians are risking their lives to mock and question their country's religious extremists.

Science | Food | Entertainment

Why You Should Thank A Caterpillar For Your Mustard And Wasabi

NPR | June 29, 2015 1:16 p.m.

Eons ago, cabbage butterfly larvae and the plants they eat began an evolutionary arms race. The result: "mustard oil bombs" that give the plants, and condiments we make from them, distinctive flavors.

Nation | Entertainment

The Cherry Sisters: Worst Act Ever?

NPR | June 28, 2015 5:37 a.m.

How a group of perhaps-clueless farmgirls from Iowa rose to theatrical fame and infamy at the same time.

Nation | Elections | Entertainment

New Volley In Trump Vs. Univision Fight

NPR | June 26, 2015 5:06 p.m.

The mogul and GOP presidential candidate has barred network employees from his golf course. Univision had dumped the partially-Trump-owned Miss USA Pageant after Trump disparaged Mexican immigrants.

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Batkid Film Gets Red Carpet Treatment

The Klamath Falls Herald and News | June 26, 2015 1:20 p.m.

Ten Lamborghinis, engines roaring like angry lions, several with “Batkid Begins” emblazoned on their doors, discharged passengers outside the movie theater’s entrance.

Nation | Entertainment

After Ben Affleck Scandal, PBS Postpones 'Finding Your Roots'

NPR | June 26, 2015 6:54 a.m.

The show came under fire after leaked emails revealed that the actor pressured show staff to hide the fact that one of his ancestors owned slaves.

Nation | Technology | Entertainment

Amy Poehler Asks A Critic Of Women's Sports, 'Really!?!'

NPR | June 25, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Unfortunately for Sports Illustrated analyst Andy Benoit, two people who noticed his dismissal of the Women's World Cup were Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers.

Nation | Arts | Science | Entertainment

Make Lava, Not War

NPR | June 25, 2015 12:12 p.m.

A sculptor and a geologist are melting hundreds of pounds of rock in a giant cauldron to create realistic lava flows. Cool! NPR reporter Adam Cole pays a visit to learn more about lava's allure.

Nation | Entertainment

4 Forgotten Fads Of The Past

NPR | June 23, 2015 11:55 a.m.

A quartet of quirky fads that faded away into the American mist.

Nation | Health | Science | World | Entertainment

The Neighs Have It: Horse Outruns Man, But Just Barely

NPR | June 23, 2015 8:40 a.m.

The annual Man v. Horse Marathon in Wales sounds like a lopsided contest favoring racers with four feet. But scientists say that Homo sapiens evolved to be incredible endurance athletes, too.