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A new Hollywood attempt at selling Jesus

By Sophia Lee
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Television | Marketing for the TV movie Killing Jesus predictably downplays the divinity of Christ

Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey

By Megan Basham
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Television | No one could deny that there are still plenty of soapy conventions like secret love affairs, improbable crimes, and private conversations that happen to be…

Justified; The Americans

By Marvin Olasky
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Television | Justified , the critically acclaimed FX series, starts its sixth season on Jan. 20. Set in rural Kentucky’s drug culture, it has depths of characterization…

Hanging out with Freaks and Geeks

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Television | Everyone has been talking about Seth Rogen and James Franco during the past weeks because of The Interview . Certainly a hullaballoo of this kind—a nation…

No Samantha shortcuts

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In the 1960s there was a silly sitcom called Bewitched about a likeable and pretty suburban witch named Samantha who marries a human. Her husband Darrin forbids…

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

Cop-turned-pastor asks prostitutes to quit in new reality series

By Caroline Leal
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Television | “You should get out,” he said. “Leave me your phone number,” she said. “I’ll think about it.” The 2013 article by the Los Angeles Times outlined…

Charlie Brown almost didn’t get to celebrate Christmas in prime time

By Joseph Slife
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Television | The seasonal TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas , has been one of the highlights of the Christmas season for many people since it made its first appearance in…

Midday Roundup: The IRS had Lois Lerner’s emails after all

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Found. The U.S. Treasury Inspector General has discovered 30,000 emails sent by former IRS official Lois Lerner—messages the IRS claimed had been destroyed…

Critics urge TLC to cancel 19 Kids and Counting

By Caroline Leal
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Television | The battle is on—but America’s super-sized family isn’t backing down. More than 90,000 people have signed an online petition calling on TLC to pull its…

Beards on Broadway: Duck Dynasty gets its own musical

By Caroline Leal
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Theater | Brace yourself, America. Everyone’s favorite duck-hunting family is hitting the stage in a new theatrical production featuring faith and family—and enough…

Midday Roundup: Pundits predict a GOP Senate win

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Down to the wire. With Election Day now just hours away, the odds favor a GOP Senate takeover. But it won’t be a slam dunk, says political analyst Nate…

Toys R Us pulls drug-dealer action figures from shelves

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | It’s a tug-of-war over toys. And it’s not the kids who are spatting—it’s the adults. Early last week, a Florida mom successfully petitioned Toys R Us…

 
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