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    Watch: LeVar Burton Explains the Incredible Impact of 'Roots' in an Exclusive Clip From 'Pioneers of Television'

    How big a deal was the miniseries "Roots" when it was first broadcast on ABC in 1977? "They closed the casinos in Vegas when 'Roots' aired," explains cast member John Amos. "Nobody was on the streets." In this exclusive clip from the final episode of this season...

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    'Downton Abbey': When Bad Things Happen to Nice Characters Who Reject Their Upbringing

    The article below contains spoilers for episode five of the third season of "Downton Abbey."

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    PBS Picks Up the Rights to Doc 'Salinger' to Air as Part of 'American Masters'

    "Salinger," a documentary portrait of "Catcher in the Rye" author J. D. Salinger directed by Shane Salerno (screenwriter of "Armageddon" and "Savages"), is headed to PBS. Deadline reports that the public broadcasting network will air the doc as the 200th episo...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: '30 Rock' Says Goodbye, Keri Russell Says Hello (Again)

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    'Fox & Friends' Suggests 'Downton Abbey' 'Poses a Threat to the Left'

    On conservative morning show "Fox & Friends" yesterday, British journalist and Fox News show host Stuart Varney claimed "Downton Abbey" "poses a threat to the left" because of its positive portrayal of the wealthy. "Rich people are prominently featured, they...

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    The Perverse Pleasures of 'Downton Abbey,' Where Progress Is The Enemy

    Key to the enjoyment of "Downton Abbey" is the fact that the way of life it depicts is long gone, leaving us free to admire it in all of its antique-linen-and-silver-dinner-service gorgeousness without having to think too hard about its implications.

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Kevin Bacon's Return to the Small Screen and the Finale of 'American Horror Story'

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other ...

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    PBS Plans a Week of Programming About the Newtown Shooting and the Gun Control Debate

    Two months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, PBS will delve into the continuing discussion of the tragedy, why it happened and what can be done to prevent it with a week of programming entitled "After Newtown," that deals with the shooting, the gun law debate, mental illness...

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    'Brooklyn Castle,' 'The Waiting Room' Set to Air on PBS This Fall

    PBS has for years now been providing a significant platform for independent films with series "POV" and "Independent Lens," which broadcast docs nationally to audiences who might not normally get a chance to find them given the current realities of theatrical releases these days....

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Carrie Bradshaw as a Teen, Archer as an Amnesiac

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Downton Abbey," "Shameless," "Girls," Californication," "Enlightened" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other ...

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