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'Letterman' cue card man fired for colleague clash

10/19/2014 12:46 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman's longtime cue-card holder says he wound up cuing his own firing by getting aggressive with a colleague. 
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Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC
10/20/2014 12:46 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Full Story

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
10/18/2014 03:16 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Dr. Full Story

Arabs from Israel risk arrest for 'Arab Idol' show
10/17/2014 01:36 PM EDT - MAJD AL-KRUM, Israel (AP) — Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition. Full Story

Nixon comes alive in a new show from Harry Shearer
10/17/2014 11:51 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — Harry Shearer is hardly the first person to mine comedy from the rich vein where Richard Nixon shines. Full Story

Tim Russert office exhibit opens at Buffalo museum
10/17/2014 02:28 PM EDT - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An exhibit honoring the late Tim Russert is opening in the hometown of the long-time moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press. Full Story

Hip-hop improv group takes riffs to TV
10/17/2014 11:13 AM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — As a Tony-winning composer and writer, Lin-Manuel Miranda sees nothing of spending five years writing a show, or months on just a few lines of dialogue. Full Story

Tim Russert office exhibit opens at Buffalo museum
10/17/2014 09:51 AM EDT - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An exhibit honoring the late Tim Russert is opening in the hometown of the long-time moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press. Full Story

Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion shatters
10/17/2014 08:01 AM EDT - BEIJING (AP) — Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Full Story

Nielsen's top programs for Oct. 6-12
10/16/2014 07:29 PM EDT - Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Oct. 6-12. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership. Full Story

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
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Cost of making 'Hobbit' movies up to $745 million

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The movie trilogy "The Hobbit" has so far cost nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars to make as the epic continues to set new benchmarks for studio spending. Full Story