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    Twitter is Changing the Way We Talk About TV, But Is It Also Changing the Way TV Is Made?

    The first Saturday at the Austin-based conference started with two panels about how the people who make and promote television monitor and interact with their viewers via Twitter and other social media outlets.

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    What Kind of Power Does Reality TV Have Over Representations of Race?

    Unscripted programming is particularly fraught for African American men, who can't count on a wide counterbalancing array of more positive portrayals on a small screen whose relationship with race is still very problematic.

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    Epix's 2013 Doc Lineup Goes from Amar’e Stoudemire to LCD Soundsystem

    Epix has announced its spring documentary line-up, the majority of which are films original to the premium cable channel. One of those, "Lunarcy!", is set to screen at SXSW this month. The two non-originals are LCD Soundsystem concert film "Shut Up and Play the Hits" and basketball doc "The Other Dr...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Revisiting a Notorious Murder Case and Saying Goodbye to 'Delocated'

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," "Californication" and "The Walking Dead," 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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    Being Zoe Barnes: Reconsidering the Most Difficult Character in 'House of Cards'

    The characters in Netflix's original series "House of Cards" are fascinatingly manipulative, calculating, ferociously ambitious or destructively idealistic. What they're not is easily likable, especially in the case of Zoe Barnes (Kate Mara), the cub reporter who hitches her star to Representative F...

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    The 'Catfish' Reunion Special Proves Show is Trying to Be 'Jerry Springer 2.0' and Failing

    This Monday, Nev Schulman and Max Joseph joined MTV News correspondent SuChin Pak for a sit-down with half of the couples from the first season of "Catfish: The TV Show," the MTV series which, you'll remember, started off as a Sundance doc about how Schulman's attempt to find love ...

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    How to Make the Transition from Indie Film to TV: 5 Things We Learned From Our Panel With the NYTVF

    Over the past few years, television's begun to challenge film as the preeminent outlet for American storytelling, the breadth of interest and means of distribution at an all-time high for a medium that can no longer be looked at as of inferior artistic merit. While mainstream film is driven far ...

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    First Person: The 'Stolen' Filmmakers Explain How a Doc About Refugees Became a Controversial Film About Reported Slavery

    The 2009 documentary "Stolen" was originally slated to air on public broadcasting's WORLD Channel on February 5th as part of the Gabourey Sidibe-hosted fifth season of the "AfroPop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange" film series. But due to controversy surrounding the ...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Ai Weiwei in the Spotlight and Benedict Cumberbatch in Period Finery

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "Shameless," "Girls," Californication" and "Enlightened," 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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