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About 20/20

ABC News' "20/20" is an award-winning primetime program anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. A proven leader as a long-form newsmagazine for over 40 years, "20/20" features unforgettable, character-driven true-crime mysteries, exclusive newsmaker interviews, hard-hitting investigative reports and in-depth coverage of high profile stories. The two-hour "20/20" events air Fridays from 9:01-11:00 p.m. EST on ABC and are available to stream on ABC News digital platforms and Hulu. David Sloan is the senior executive producer, and Janice Johnston is the executive producer.
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Dateline NBC

NBC • 1992 • IMDb: 7.0

`Dateline' has been a staple of the newsmagazine genre since premiering in 1992. Given how long it's been on the air, the show has an extensive archive of in-depth news stories and investigative journalism. This syndicated version offers viewers another chance to watch some of the show's previous content, serving up real-life mysteries and in-depth investigations from the show's 20-plus years on the air. Cases involving murders and missing people are frequent topics on the series that has won multiple Emmys in the news and documentary category.

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48 Hours

This newsmagazine investigates intriguing crime and justice cases that touch on all aspects of the human experience. Over its long run, the show has helped exonerate wrongly convicted people, driven the reopening -- and resolution -- of cold cases, and changed numerous lives. CBS News correspondents offer an in-depth look into each story, with the emphasis on solving the mystery at its heart. The program and its team have earned critical acclaim, including multiple Emmy, Peabody and Edward R. Murrow Awards.

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Cold Case Files

Prime Video • 2017 • IMDb: 7.9
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"Cold Case Files," one of A&E Network's most popular and successful series of all time, chronicles the re-examination of long-unsolved crimes and the journeys of law enforcement personnel who reopened them. With the use of forensic advances and new evidence, police and detectives attempt to crack the cases and clarify unanswered questions. Each story is brought to life through cinematic dramatizations and first-person storytelling from the detectives and loved ones who lived through the harrowing experiences. Original episodes, which date back to 1999 and span nearly 10 years, are hosted by Bill Kurtis.

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BEHIND THE MUSIC is back! The groundbreaking and prolific music documentary series returns with several new episodes and the best of the vault remastered and updated for today's audiences featuring artist interviews, a creative refresh and reimagined visual style. Paramount+ released the official trailer and key art for the iconic documentary series BEHIND THE MUSIC, introducing Duran Duran, New Kids On The Block and Bret Michaels as featured artists. These artists join the previously announced lineup of musicians, including Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, LL Cool J, Huey Lewis, Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe. The groundbreaking series, from MTV Entertainment Studios, will premiere with two episodes on Thursday, July 29, and subsequent episodes will drop weekly on Thursdays exclusively on Paramount+. BEHIND THE MUSIC returns with brand-new episodes plus a selection of the best of the original series vault remastered and updated for today's audiences with new one-on-one artist interviews. Artists and air dates confirmed for the first installment include: · Ricky Martin: July 29 · LL Cool J: July 29 · Huey Lewis: August 5 · Busta Rhymes: August 12 · Duran Duran: August 19 · New Kids On The Block: August 26 · Bret Michaels: September 2 · Fat Joe: September 9 The second half of the season will feature the previously announced Jennifer Lopez episode, as well as other superstar names to be released at a later date. The series joins several new additions to the Paramount+ slate of music docuseries, including Dave Grohl's FROM CRADLE TO STAGE and a library of some of the most influential and storied music franchises such as UNPLUGGED and "Storytellers."

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Soul of a Nation

ABC • 2021 • IMDb: 4.6
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'Soul of a Nation' presents viewers with a unique window into authentic realities of Black life, and dive deeper into this critical moment of racial reckoning; traveling across the country, unpacking issues critical to Black Americans.

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Real Time with Bill Maher

ABC • 2003 • IMDb: 7.3
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REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER will return for its landmark 20th season - making Maher the longest-serving late-night host currently on the air - FRIDAY, JANUARY 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), with a replay at 12:30 a.m. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, one-on-one interviews with news-making guests, roundtable discussions with panelists and "Real Time" viewers' favorite, "New Rules." Real Time with Bill Maher is a talk show that airs weekly on HBO, hosted by comedian and political satirist Bill Maher. Much like his previous series Politically Incorrect on Comedy Central and later ABC, Real Time features a panel of guests who discuss current events in politics and the media. Unlike the previous show, guests are usually better versed in the subject matter: more experts such as journalists, professors, and politicians participate in the panel, and fewer actors and celebrities are included. For the uninitiated, Maher offers his unique perspective on contemporary issues during an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. Maher headlined his first special on the network in 1989 and has starred in 11 HBO solo specials to date. The executive producers of REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER are Bill Maher, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Billy Martin; co-executive producer, Chris Kelly; producer, Matt Wood; director, Paul Casey.

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Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

TBS • 2016 • IMDb: 5.4
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TBS announced today that it has renewed the Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" for a seventh season. Moving to Thursday nights beginning January 2022, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" remains a trailblazing force in late-night, continuing to use political satire to entertain, educate, and empower viewers while keeping the government in check. "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" continues to reach nearly 2.9 million viewers per episode and currently boasts more than 502 million YouTube views. Production on season seven will begin early next year. Additionally, TBS has renewed its first-look deal with Bee's production company, Swimsuit Competition, for the development of its own brand of entertaining, binge-worthy original content. Swimsuit Competition continues to focus on discovering new talent and giving support and exposure to their ideas. "Shining a spotlight on important issues and people, Sam provides needed commentary and asks questions of authority and ourselves that need to be asked," said Brett Weitz, General Manager TNT, TBS and truTV. "But most of all, Sam is just funny and makes me laugh out loud each week. I'm thrilled she will continue to call TBS home." "I'm beyond excited to be returning to TBS for a seventh season," said Samantha Bee, host of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee". "Now we have enough seasons for you to binge one every day of the week. I warned you I was tenacious." One of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, Samantha Bee leads the charge by not only shining a light on issues of political and cultural significance through the show's reporting, but also by implementing meaningful change through charitable initiatives during times of crisis. "Full Frontal" launched the #MailedIt campaign in support of the United States Postal Service and it also received attention for pioneering paid family leave by offering staffers the most extensive policy in the entertainment industry. The Emmy-winning show has continued to receive recognition, most recently winning the Writers Guild Award in February. "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" brings a unique perspective on stories inside the Beltway and beyond, from sexual harassment in the media to the "boyfriend loophole," and from global warming to child marriage in the United States. "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" also travels the world to cover international stories, with segments from Rwanda, Jordan, Germany, Russia, Scotland, Mexico and Iraq. In its first six seasons, "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" has garnered an Outstanding Writing Emmy for its "Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner" special honoring a free press, as well as twenty-two Emmy nominations, six Television Critics Association Award nominations, five WGA nominations, two PGA nominations, four DGA nominations, three Critics' Choice Award nominations, and one nomination for the Environmental Media Association Awards. The series is executive produced by Samantha Bee, Jason Jones, Tony Hernandez of Jax Media, Miles Kahn, Alison Camillo, Kristen Bartlett and Mike Drucker.

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Axios

HBO • 2018 • IMDb: 6
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Axios's articles are typically brief and matter-of-fact: most are shorter than 300 words and use bullet points so they are easier to scan. In addition to news articles, Axios produces daily and weekly industry-specific newsletters (including Allen's Axios AM, a successor to his popular Playbook newsletter for Politico), two daily podcasts and a documentary news series on HBO. A documentary series based on the website's reporting, also titled Axios (sometimes disambiguated as Axios on HBO), began airing on HBO in the United States and internationally on November 4, 2018. The program, which primarily features interviews with political and business figures in the news, is a co-production of Axios Media, HBO Documentary Films, and DCTV. Initially airing on Sunday evenings in blocks of four consecutive weeks once or twice a year, the program temporarily switched to year-round biweekly production, airing on Monday nights, in April 2020, before returning to its previous schedule in 2021.

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The Fifth Estate

CBC • 1976 • IMDb: 7.9
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The top-notch team of hosts Hana Gartner, Linden MacIntyre, Bob McKeown and Gillian Findlay provides unique and engaging documentaries from Canada and beyond. For more than three decades, Canadians have tuned in to experience interesting stories that are always well-crafted and thought-provoking. The name is a reference to the term "Fourth Estate", and was chosen to highlight the program's determination to go beyond everyday news into original journalism. The program has been on the air since 16 September 1975, and its primary focus is on investigative journalism. It has engaged in co-productions with the BBC, The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, and often with the PBS program Frontline. The Fifth Estate is one of two television programs (with The Twilight Zone being the first) to win an Academy Award, a prize presented to theatrical films: Just Another Missing Kid, originally a The Fifth Estate episode, was released in theatres in the United States and won the 1982 Academy Award for Documentary Feature.

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Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj

Netflix • 2018 • IMDb: 8.3
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Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj aims to "explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity." In an attempt to separate his show from similar political satire shows, Minhaj said he wanted to create a show that is "timely and timeless. Minhaj's weekly comedy show will explore the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity. Each week, Minhaj will bring his unique comedic voice and storytelling skill to investigate the larger trends shaping our fragmented world. · Executive Producer: Hasan Minhaj [Minhaj Inc] · Executive Producer and Co-Creator: Prashanth Venkataramanujam · Executive Producers: Art & Industry's Michelle Caputo and Shannon Hartman · Executive Producer: Jennie Church-Cooper [Haven Entertainment] · Showrunner and Executive Producer: Jim Margolis

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Lights Out With David Spade

David Spade and a panel of his comic and celebrity friends break down the biggest pop-culture headlines of the day. In March 2020, production was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 3, 2020, Comedy Central announced that it would not renew Lights Out. Network president Kent Alterman argued that viewers were being fatigued by the extensive focus on politics and the Trump administration on other late night shows, with Spade saying that his show would focus more on "cultural events and some Hollywood stuff, [and] weird stories in the news" rather than primarily focus on political humor Executive producers: Tom Brunelle,Marc Gurvitz,Alex Murray,David Spade,Brad Wollack,Sean O'Connor Production companies: Desert Rat,Brillstein Entertainment Partners,Free 90 Media

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Full Frontal with Samantha Bee is an American late-night talk and news satire television program that airs on TBS. The show premiered on February 8, 2016, and is hosted by comedian Samantha Bee, a former correspondent on The Daily Show. In January 2018, TBS renewed the show for a third and fourth season. On November 13, 2019, the show was renewed for a fifth season. In December 2020, the show was renewed for a sixth season. In September 2021, the show was renewed for a seventh season.

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