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Matt LeBlanc Is Joining The BBC's 'Top Gear' Car Show

"Hey everyone, I'm really honored and looking forward to working on Top Gear," the former Friends star said Thursday. He has been a guest on the show several times.

Cable TV News Named As Most Helpful Source This Election

A new survey from Pew Research Center finds a high level of engagement in election news. In addition to cable TV, social media and radio are still important sources for many. Print media, not so much.

Playboy Begins Anew As A Never-Nude Magazine

Compared with the primness of Tobias Fünke, the famed sufferer of Never Nude syndrome from Arrested Development, Playboy's take on the concept is a bit different.

Media Mogul Sumner Redstone, 92, Steps Down At CBS

CBS Corporation CEO Leslie Moonves is now executive chairman, following Redstone's resignation. Redstone, who is said to be ailing, is now chairman emeritus.

All Things Considered

New Hampshire Newspaper Publisher: 'Trump Has Overturned The Table'

NPR's Robert Siegel spoke with Joe McQuaid, publisher of the largest New Hampshire newspaper, the Union Leader. The conservative paper endorsed Gov. Chris Christie, much to the ire of Donald Trump.

All Things Considered

Roundtable: Donald Trump's Media Tactics

Michel Martin talks with NPR's Mike Oreskes, Huffington Post's Ryan Grim and Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody about Donald Trump and how he's leading politics to increasingly bypass media as gatekeepers.

Morning Edition

ABC's Bob Woodruff: The Unexpected Life

The ABC News correspondent was almost killed in Iraq 10 years ago. His recovery and return to network journalism beat all the odds.

All Things Considered

Freed Journalist Jason Rezaian Thanks Colleagues At 'Washington Post'

Now out of an Iranian prison, Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian thanked his colleagues on Thursday for working for his freedom.

Morning Edition

Defiant Trump Exposes More Divisions Within Republican Ranks

The presidential candidates are in Iowa. Front-runner Donald Trump holds his own event Thursday night after pulling out of the GOP debate. Steve Inskeep talks to Jonah Goldberg of the National Review.

For-Profit DeVry University Is Sued Over Employment Figure Claims

The school maintains that 90 percent of its graduates who are looking for work find employment in their field. The Federal Trade Commission calls that statement deceptive.

Everyone's A Critic (Not Just A.O. Scott)

February 8, 2016
Legendary film critic  Roger Ebert in an archival image from his early days at the Chicago Sun-Times. (Flickr / WikiCommons)

The critic speaks. The New York Times’ A.O. Scott on how to think about art, pleasure, beauty and truth.

ImprovBoston Takes On Public Radio With New Show: ‘WIPR’

February 5, 2016
A scene from the ImprovBoston show, "WIPR: Improvised Public Radio." (Courtesy ImprovBoston)

In a new show, “WIPR: Improvised Public Radio,” ImprovBoston is trying its hand at parodying public radio.

Navigating All That Music

February 5, 2016
A portion of the cover of Ben Ratliff's new book, "Every Song Ever." (Courtesy Farar, Straus and Giroux / The Publisher)

How to choose music in an age when everything is online and always there. New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff shows the way.

Week In The News: Cruz Wins Iowa, Clinton Edges Sanders, Zika 'Emergency'

February 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mingles at a campaign event at Robie's Country Store, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Hooksett, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders out of Iowa. Zika panic. Syrian peace talks fall apart. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

#TheDollEvolves: What Barbie’s New Body Can — And Cannot — Do For Our Girls’ Body Image

February 5, 2016
Sarah Kiser: "Our children need to see us smile at our own reflection and at the shape of our natural figures." Pictured: A group of new Barbie dolls introduced in January 2016. Mattel, the maker of the famous plastic doll, said it will start selling Barbies in three new body types: tall, curvy and petite. She’ll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. (AP/Mattel)

Our children need to see us smile at our own reflection and at the shape of our natural figures.

Documentary On Slain Journalist James Foley To Debut On HBO

February 4, 2016
Journalist James Foley of Rochester, N.H. poses for a photo in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

The story of Foley’s captivity and death hit home in New England — where many of his friends and family still live.

Richard Dreyfuss On Life And Bernie Madoff

February 4, 2016
Richard Dreyfuss as financier and Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff in a scene from the ABC mini-series “Madoff,."Eva Kaminsky/ABC)

Actor Richard Dreyfuss joins us on his new role as Ponzi scheme villain Bernie Madoff and a career of being Dreyfuss.

Rewriting The Narrative To Suit Their Storyline — It’s The Clinton Way

February 4, 2016
Tom Keane: Hillary Clinton was no more the winner in Iowa than her husband was "the comeback kid" in the 1992 New Hampshire primary. In this photo, Bill, Chelsea and Hillary Clinton attend a caucus night rally at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. (Andrew Harnik/AP)

Hillary Clinton was no more the winner in Iowa than her husband was “the comeback kid” in the 1992 New Hampshire primary.

Tracing The Rise Of The White House Spin Machine

February 3, 2016
Republican presidential candidate, businessman Donald Trump speaks in the spin room after the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, in North Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

politicians have been spinning their way through the presidency since the creation of Teddy Roosevelt’s bully pulpit. And, in his new book “Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency,” political historian David Greenberg goes deep into that history.

'American Crime Story' And Louis C.K.'s Surprise Online Series Shine

February 2, 2016
From left: Actors Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Sterling K. Brown, Sarah Paulson, John Travolta, Cuba Gooding Jr., Courtney B. Vance and David Schwinner participate in "The People v. O.J. Simpson" panel at the FX Networks Winter TCA on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says “The People vs. OJ Simpson” season of “American Horror Story” could be one of the best finds of 2016.

Election 2016: Iowa Caucus Results

February 2, 2016
Josh Kent celebrates at Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, caucus night rally, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Winners, losers and the message from Iowa. We’ll tackle the outcome and the way ahead, with real results at last.

Heroic Ship Rescue Off Cape Cod Debuts On Big Screen

February 1, 2016
The movie, "The Finest Hours," is based on the true story of the most daring rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. (AP/Disney)

“The Finest Hours,” starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck, tells the tale of the Coast Guard’s greatest small boat rescue in U.S. history.

Sacha Baron Cohen Would Like A Word With You

February 1, 2016
Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong in the upcoming  action comedy film, "The Brothers Grimsby." (Courtesy Sony Pictures)

Comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen joins us. The wild imagination behind Borat, Bruno and Ali G is back.

The Use – And Misuse – Of Presidential Debates

February 1, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., center, answers a question as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, left, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, listen during a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

This campaign’s wild debates. Moderators under fire. Candidates behaving badly. How does 2016 stack up against Lincoln-Douglas and the rest?

Roxbury Artist Brings Fannie Lou Hamer To Life In Award-Winning Picture Book

January 29, 2016
Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer of Ruleville, Mississippi, speaks to Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington in 1965. (William J. Smith/AP)

Fannie Lou Hamer is often called the spirit of the Civil Rights movement, who used singing to reflect her belief that the civil rights struggle was a spiritual one.

A Media Report Card On The Flint Water Crisis

January 29, 2016
Tears stream down the face of Morgan Walker, age 5 of Flint, as she gets her finger pricked for a lead screening on January 26, 2016 at Eisenhower Elementary School in Flint, Michigan. Free lead screenings are performed for Flint children 6 years old and younger, one of several events sponsored by Molina Healthcare following the city's water contamination and federal state of emergency. (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The water quality in Flint was an issue long before the national news media got to the story. Many are asking, “What took so long?”

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