HBO Faces Questions Over Using Violence Against Women As A Frequent Plotline05:05
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Actress Lena Headey appears in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (HBO via AP)
Actress Lena Headey appears in a scene from "Game of Thrones." (HBO via AP)
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At the TV Critics Association press tour, HBO faced questions about its consistent use of sexual violence against women as a key plot point in its shows. It's especially present in "Game of Thrones" and HBO's newer programming.

NPR's Eric Deggans joins Here & Now's Eric Westervelt to discuss the press tour, and HBO's response.

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Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic. He tweets @Deggans.

This segment aired on August 2, 2016.

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