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Al-Jazeera America Logs First Anniversary

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Associated Press | Aug 13, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Al-Jazeera America marks its first anniversary on the air next week, and if you haven't watched much, you're not alone. The news network has recorded some startlingly low ratings and recently shown signs of retrenchment with layoffs and by cutting some live newscasts. Al-Jazeera America has also won awards for its work, seen some recent audience growth and its chief executive insists a steady growth... more

New 'Trashy' Reality TV Show Focuses on Recyclers

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Associated Press | Aug 08, 2014

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new show wants to redefine the meaning of trashy television. "Human Resources," which debuts Friday on the Pivot network, will focus not on hard-partying beachgoers but on a socially conscious recycling company. The "reality docu-drama" chronicles what it is like to work at the Trenton-based company TerraCycle Inc. Founded in 2001 by then-20-year-old Princeton University stude... more

Soderbergh, Owen Team for a 1900-Era Medical Drama

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Associated Press | Aug 08, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — No rubber gloves. No high-tech instruments. No medical-malpractice lawyers. Welcome to the Knickerbocker Hospital, aka the Knick, a bloody citadel of healing in circa-1900 Manhattan where great strides are made (soon, an X-ray machine!) even as its routine procedures seem borrowed from the butcher shop and its mortality rate isn't much better. This is the setting for "T... more

Starz' 'Outlander' Brings Novels to Life Vibrantly

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Associated Press | Aug 01, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — There's an odd believability you find inside "Outlander" that somehow makes it feel true-to-life. Never mind that it's a rip-roaring fantasy. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept from 1945 back to 1743, plopped into a strange and alien existence, including marriage to a dashing Scottish warrior, even as she struggles to return t... more

Ken Burns Turns His Lens on Roosevelt Dynasty

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Associated Press | Jul 23, 2014

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — For 30 years, Ken Burns has found the Roosevelt family "irresistible." Various members of the political dynasty have popped up in the filmmaker's projects on America's national parks, Prohibition and the Civil War. Now, Burns shines a spotlight on the family itself in "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History," a 14-hour film debuting Sept. 14 on PBS. It will ... more

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