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Robin Roberts interviews Ariel Castro kidnapping victims Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus on Tuesday

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He may have stolen a decade of their lives but he couldn’t break their spirit. In their first-ever broadcast interview, Cleveland kidnapping victims Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus will sit down with ABC News anchor Robin Roberts on a special Tuesday night edition of ABC’s 20/20 to talk about their 10-year ordeal locked inside the Cleveland home of depraved former school bus driver Ariel Castro. Castro had already held his third victim, single mother Michelle Knight (with whom Berry and DeJesus now have little contact) for more than a year when he captured the two then-teens, eventually fathering a daughter with Berry. Castro doted … Continue reading

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“Clinton Cash” author to appear on FOX News Hillary Clinton special

"Clinton Cash" author to appear on FOX News Hillary Clinton special

Peter Schweizer’s upcoming book Clinton Cash trended on Twitter earlier this week, creating a buzz because, according to Schweizer, the book lays out, in his words, “a pattern of financial transactions involving the Clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable U.S. policy decisions benefiting those providing the funds.” Schweizer will appear in an exclusive interview during an hourlong FOX News special called FOX News Reporting: The Tangled Clinton Web, premiering April 24 at 10pm ET on FNC. More from FOX News Channel on The Tangled Clinton Web: “Anchored by FNC’s Bret Baier, the program will examine the political careers of former President of the United States … Continue reading

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Preview: Lifetime’s ‘Cleveland Abduction’ premieres May 2

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Cleveland Abduction premieres May 2 at 8/7CT on Lifetime. What It’s Based On: The shocking discovery that former school bus driver Ariel Castro held three women hostage in his suburban Cleveland home for more than a decade, fathering a child with one. Lifetime of a Lesson: Truth is stranger (and scarier) than fiction. This stunning survivor story is told from the perspective of 21-year-old single mom Michelle Knight (Taryn Manning), who was abducted by Ariel Castro (Breaking Bad‘s Raymond Cruz) in 2002. Castro later added naive teens Amanda Berry (Samantha Droke) and Gina DeJesus (Katie Sarife) to his house of horrors. … Continue reading

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Diane Sawyer Bruce Jenner interview — date, time, channel and more!

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After months of speculation, Bruce Jenner is expected to talk with veteran newswoman Diane Sawyer about his decision to transition from male to female, his future as a woman, his family members’ reactions to this chapter of his life and more in a special, two-hour edition of 20/20 airing Friday, April 24, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. RELATED: E! TO DEBUT SERIES ABOUT BRUCE JENNER’S LIFE AS A TRANSGENDER WOMAN Described as “far-reaching,” Bruce Jenner: The Interview will feature the 1976 Olympic gold-medal decathlete — now 65 and divorced from Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner — revealing to 20/20‘s Sawyer why “my whole life has been getting me … Continue reading

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Who is Neil deGrasse Tyson’s dream guest for StarTalk on NGC?

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the set of his new talk show series “StarTalk”

In March 2014, National Geographic Channel, in partnership with FOX, debuted Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, its sumptuous reboot of Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking 1980 miniseries, Cosmos. Like the original, its successor — hosted by affable astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson — took home multiple Emmys and renewed viewers’ faith that educational, entertaining family television was still entirely possible. On April 20, the network premieres StarTalk, its newest partnership with Tyson and NGC’s first foray into the late-night talk-show landscape. Based on his long-running podcast of the same name (selected by iTunes as one of the Top 10 podcasts of 2014), the weekly … Continue reading

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Trevor Noah will be next host of “The Daily Show”

Trevor Noah will be next host of "The Daily Show"

Comedy Central today announced the next host for The Daily Show once Jon Stewart departs. Trevor Noah, who joined the program in 2014 as a contributor, will take over at a date to be announced later. “Trevor Noah is an enormous talent. He has an insightful and unique point of view, and most importantly, is wickedly funny,” said Michele Ganeless, president of Comedy Central. “For the next host of The Daily Show, we set out to find a fresh voice who can speak to our audience with a keen take on the events of the day, and we found that in Trevor. He … Continue reading

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Science Channel and NASA TV airing live coverage of Scott Kelly space launch

Science Channel and NASA TV airing live coverage of Scott Kelly space launch

This Friday, March 27, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and crew will launch on their one year in space at the International Space Station (ISS). Science Channel, via NASA TV, will air live coverage of the launch, which is scheduled for 3:42pm ET from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan (launch is subject to change, of course, based on conditions). More from Science Channel: “Kelly and Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko are scheduled to spend one full year living and working aboard the ISS and will launch on this important mission with cosmonaut Gennady Padalka. The trio will ride … Continue reading

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ABC’s 20/20 to air Sound of Music special March 18

ABC's 20/20 to air Sound of Music special March 18

Diane Sawyer and Julie Andrews travel to Salzburg to explore the family and the story behind the beloved, Oscar-winning musical The Sound of Music. ABC’s 20/20 will present a special hour celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music on Wednesday March 18, at 10pm ET/PT. Diane Sawyer travels to Austria with the film’s star Dame Julie Andrews to explore the real story behind the beloved, Oscar-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and retrace the steps of the real-life von Trapp family, including the house where Maria von Trapp lived and the train station where the family made its final escape from the Nazis. Mother Abbess … Continue reading

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Brian Williams suspended from NBC News

Brian Williams suspended from NBC News

Last night, NBC News announced that it is suspending NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay in the wake of the discovery that he had been exaggerating stories from his 2003 reporting during the Iraq War. This memo from NBC News president Deborah Turness was distributed Tuesday night: “We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor of NBC Nightly News for six months. The suspension will be without pay and is effective immediately. We let Brian know of our decision earlier today. Lester Holt will continue to substitute Anchor the NBC Nightly News. Our … Continue reading

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Jon Stewart leaving “The Daily Show”

Jon Stewart leaving "The Daily Show"

Jon Stewart stunned his fans, and media watchers in general, last night when he announced to his studio audience for that night’s taping of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show that he will be leaving as host. Stewart has hosted The Daily Show since 1999, when he replaced Craig Kilborn. He will be leaving later this year (plans are still being worked out exactly when, according to Stewart’s announcement. Stewart also indicated he has no immediate plans). Stewart’s departure comes in the wake of Comedy Central also saying goodbye recently to Stephen Colbert, who first became widely known on The Daily Show before spinning off into his … Continue reading

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