US television industry

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The one where they return: Friends reunion trailer released
Unscripted episode with original cast, who will not be in character, to air on HBO Max on 27 May

Nadeem Badshah

13, May, 2021 @8:05 PM

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It’s not just racism and sexism. The Golden Globes have been sunk by sheer stupidity
The preposterous Hollywood Foreign Press Association gravy train might have chugged on for ever if its members had just swallowed their pride and done more for diversity

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2021 @3:20 PM

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Golden Globes body unveils plans to deal with crisis over diversity and ethics
HFPA’s roadmap includes proposal to add minimum 20 new members in 2021 with a ‘focus on recruiting Black members’

Andrew Pulver

04, May, 2021 @10:57 AM

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Golden Globes crisis deepens as former president expelled and advisers resign
Hollywood Foreign Press Association expels Philip Berk after he shared article calling Black Lives Matter a ‘racist hate group’

Andrew Pulver

21, Apr, 2021 @9:58 AM

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Former US intelligence director backs Turnbull and Rudd’s call for Murdoch media inquiry
James Clapper says royal commission into Rupert Murdoch’s empire in Australia a ‘good idea for the sake of transparency’

Katharine Murphy political editor

20, Apr, 2021 @5:30 PM

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John Oliver to ‘white America’: ‘March in the streets and demand a better country’
The Last Week Tonight host calls for action in response to the police killings of Daunte Wright and Adam Toledo, and investigates personal bankruptcy reform

Adrian Horton

19, Apr, 2021 @3:36 PM

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Game of Thrones at 10: can a deluge of publicity preserve its legacy?
For many viewers, the final season ruined years of fandom. Enter HBO with a month of celebrations which they hope will lead to renewed interest in GoT – and its upcoming spinoffs

Graeme Virtue

19, Apr, 2021 @12:30 PM

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Oscars 2021: looming TV ratings disaster could be calamitous for Academy
The starry telecast keeps the Academy afloat – but plunging viewers suggest the institution is out of sync with the public

Andrew Pulver

16, Apr, 2021 @12:35 PM

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Tucker Carlson: call for Fox News to fire host after anti-immigration tirade
Anti-Defamation League denounces ‘endorsement of white supremacist ideology’ after Carlson claims immigrants dilute Americans’ political power

Edward Helmore in New York

12, Apr, 2021 @2:12 PM

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John Oliver on the US national debt: 'I actually have some good news for you'
The Last Week Tonight set aside fearmongering about government spending and finds ‘a good-faith debate to be had’ about how to handle national debt

Adrian Horton

05, Apr, 2021 @2:54 PM

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Dominion: will one Canadian company bring down Trump's empire of disinformation?
Dominion has filed defamation lawsuits against several Trump allies for pushing election ‘radioactive falsehoods’ – could it triumph?

David Smith in Washington

04, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Film-makers condemn PBS over lack of diversity and dependence on Ken Burns
Almost 140 non-fiction film-makers seek transparency about programming, spending and staffing

Jewel Wicker

31, Mar, 2021 @9:50 PM

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