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    The Case for Benedict Cumberbatch as the Greatest On-Screen Sherlock

    Who is the greatest on-screen incarnation of Sherlock Holmes? It's a complicated question -- acting can be difficult enough to quantify even without the challenge of taking on the most frequently portrayed fictional character in the history of film and television. Each Holmes has had to compete ...

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    5 Best Things to Watch on TV This Week: Paul Simon Sings, 'Awake' Ends

    Sure, with "Sherlock," "Game of Thrones," "Mad Men," "Girls," "Nurse Jackie" and more, Sunday's overcrowded with great TV, but what to watch the rest of the time? Each Monday, we bring you this guide to five noteworthy highlights from the other s...

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    Victory: PBS' POV and Independent Lens Move to Mondays

    Long-running PBS documentary series Independent Lens and POV are moving to Monday nights at 10pm, the network announced today, a timeslot that will start October 29 with the fall return of Independent Lens.

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    Sherlock Meets Bieber And Fifty Shades of Grey

    Downton Abbey is not the only buzz-worthy upscale/downscale gem from PBS’s Masterpiece this year. Season 2 of Sherlock, with Benedict Cumberbatch as the 21st century version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s ultra-rational hero, begins on Sunday with “A Scandal in Belgravia.” The ...

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    Why the NEA's New Media Emphasis Spells Trouble for Traditional Docs

    With less money, more platforms and more projects, PBS is in trouble -- again.

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    Preview the First Seven Minutes of the New "Sherlock" Online

    "Sherlock," the delightful BBC series that updates Arthur Conan Doyle's characters for the contemporary era -- Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) becomes a brilliant "high-functioning sociopath"; Watson (Martin Freeman) a wounded Afghanistan vet; people sometimes mistake them fo...

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    WGA Leaders Urge NEA to Reconsider PBS Funding Cuts

    Bad news for Cookie Monster: "C" is for cuts!

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    N.E.A. Will Slash Funding to 'Independent Lens' and 'POV'

    It's turning out to be a tough year for long-running PBS documentary stalwarts "POV" and "Independent Lens." After taking a major ratings hit due to being moved from the Tuesday night slot it has occupied for years, "Independent Lens" is now facing funding cuts from...

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    PBS Reconsiders Move of POV and Independent Lens to Thursday After Filmmakers Protest

    After a ratings drop and public outcry from filmmakers and industry members, PBS has announced it's reevaluating its move of the nonfiction strands from Tuesday.

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    25th Anniversary Season of POV Includes 'My Reincarnation,' 'Nostalgia for the Light,' 'Give Up Tomorrow'

    POV announced its 2012 season today, celebrating 25 years on PBS with a lineup that includes such acclaimed nonfiction films as "Nostalgia for the Light," "The City Dark" and "Give Up Tomorrow." The award-winning documentary series, which has attracted some ire from fil...

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