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1:14pm

Sun August 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Aaaannnd The 12th Doctor Who Is ...

Originally published on Thu August 8, 2013 9:50 am

The bookies called it; the 12th Doctor is Peter Capaldi.

The actor was introduced during a live broadcast on the BBC Sunday. He'll be the next in a long line of actors to play the quirky Doctor since the beloved British sci-fi show began back in the 60s.

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7:52am

Sun August 4, 2013
All Tech Considered

Digital Seen Surpassing TV In Capturing Our Time

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 2:44 am

A study shows digital media consumption will surpass TV viewing for the first time this year.
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It's finally happening, folks. This year, the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time. That's according to eMarketer's latest estimate of media consumption among adults.

The average adult will spend more than five hours per day online and on non-voice mobile activities (read: texting, apps, games). That's compared to an average four hours and 31 minutes each day of TV watching.

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5:45am

Sat August 3, 2013
Monkey See

Guy Pearce, We Are Pleased To Find You Looking Vaguely Disreputable In 'Jack Irish'

Originally published on Sat August 3, 2013 11:46 am

Dear Guy Pearce: The Jack Irish stubble is working, though we're not feeling the giant butterfly art. We assume it's in a hoodlum's house, not Jack's, but we'll be watching this weekend just to confirm.
Lachlan Moore Acorn TV

With Linda still out at the TCA gathering, TV is much on our minds. And as she noted yesterday, there's a whole big conversation going on about the newer modes of consuming what we still, for lack of a better word, generally call television.

(Actually, we probably don't need a better word, as "television" just means "far-sight" and doesn't have anything to do with broadcast or spectrum or modes of transmission or the technology involved, BUT I DIGRESS.)

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2:31pm

Fri July 26, 2013
Television

John Oliver Steps Into 'Adult Clown Shoes' On 'The Daily Show'

Originally published on Mon July 29, 2013 10:01 am

John Oliver is filling in as the summer guest host of The Daily Show. His own stand-up show on Comedy Central is returning for a fourth season.
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John Oliver has brought oracular authority to a three-month fill-in stint on Comedy Central this summer. With Jon Stewart off directing a film, the anchor chair at The Daily Show has been occupied by the show's senior British correspondent, John Oliver, whose own stand-up show on Comedy Central is just beginning its fourth season.

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11:56am

Fri July 26, 2013
The Two-Way

Dying 'Simpsons' Co-Creator Will Give His Fortune To Charity

Originally published on Fri July 26, 2013 5:03 pm

Sam Simon in 2008.
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Sam Simon, who helped create The Simpsons and continues to earn "tens of millions" of dollars each year from royalties generated by the show, is dying from colon cancer.

Doctors say he has less than six months to live.

Here's the part of his story we especially want to pass along: When he's gone, the 58-year-old writer and producer says, his Simpsons royalties will go to charity. The donations will come on top of the millions he's given away since striking it rich as a younger man.

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