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November 17, 2014 44 Comments

Bill Cosby's Legacy After Rape Allegations

NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans says regardless of the validity of the accusations, Cosby’s reputation seems to be permanently tarnished.

November 10, 2014 Comment

‘Sesame Street’ Turns 45

NPR’s Eric Deggans talks about how the children’s TV show featuring Jim Henson’s muppets has managed to stay relevant for 45 years.

November 3, 2014 11 Comments

How Bill Maher And Jon Stewart Can Swing Elections

How much of an impact do these comedians have on politics? NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins us to discuss “alternative” election coverage.

October 27, 2014 7 Comments

CBS Finds Success In Thursday Night Football

The network postponed its most popular evening lineup and replaced it with Thursday Night Football from the NFL.

October 21, 2014 Comment

‘Pee-Wee’s Playhouse’ Is Out On Blu-Ray

NPR’s Eric Deggans discusses the cult classic TV show and what it means when something shot on film is digitally remastered.

October 13, 2014 2 Comments

A New Face To Watch Out For

Gina Rodriguez, the star of the CW’s new show, “Jane The Virgin,” has critics buzzing.

September 26, 2014 Comment

‘Gilligan’s Island’ Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years after the show first aired, it remains on the small screen with a cult following.

September 22, 2014 Comment

Is TV Going ‘Nice’?

A new batch of shows will be premiering this fall on TV and they’re much “nicer” with lighter plotlines, funnier characters, and newer stars.

September 12, 2014 Comment

SNL Will Soon Have A New Face On Its Oldest Segment

Michael Che will join Colin Jost as the co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update.”

September 9, 2014 Comment

A Soap For Guys: The Final ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Season

FX’s hugely popular drama “Sons of Anarchy” starts its final season tonight.

September 4, 2014 Comment

Joan Rivers Dead At 81

The raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows has died.

September 3, 2014 Comment

‘The Simpsons’ Provides Ratings Bonanza For FXX

The network played all 552 episodes and came out as the highest rated cable network for the key 18- to 49-year-old demographic.

September 1, 2014 5 Comments

‘The Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story’ Airs Tonight

Fans of the Saturday morning sitcom will get a behind-the-scenes look at the cast behind the popular ’90s show – or will they?

August 26, 2014 Comment

Emmy Awards Seem Like A Rerun

Every actor or actress who won in a drama or comedy category at last night’s Emmy Awards had won before.

August 6, 2014 15 Comments

Diversity In Top Hollywood Films Still Not Reflecting Population

A new study finds less than 5 percent of actors are Hispanic, and Hispanic women are most likely to be sexualized on screen.

July 10, 2014 Comment

Game Of Thrones Earns 19 Emmy Nominations

Emmy nominations were announced early this morning. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans joins us with details.

June 2, 2014 Comment

Remembering Ann B. Davis Of ‘The Brady Bunch’

The Emmy-winning actress best known for her role as Alice on “The Brady Bunch,” died on Sunday at the age of 88.

May 15, 2014 3 Comments

TV ‘Upfronts’ Preview Next Season’s Shows

NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans attended the industry event and discusses which shows caught his interest and which he thinks might flop.

April 29, 2014 Comment

Craig Ferguson To Leave ‘The Late Late Show’

CBS is losing yet another late-night host. After 10 years hosting the show, Ferguson has announced plans to step down.

April 11, 2014 18 Comments

Colbert To Succeed Letterman On ‘Late Show’

Stephen Colbert will leave behind his faux-conservative character on “The Colbert Report” to take over for David Letterman in 2015.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.