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Second San Diegan Aiming For Broadway

Sept. 14
By Monica Medina
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Two San Diego teens are featured in the PBS documentary "Broadway or Bust," airing on Sunday. Contributor Monica Medina introduces Chase Fischer, a young man with dreams of the Broadway stage.

Rants And Raves: Reflecting On The 43rd Annual Comic-Con

July 18
By Beth Accomando
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Well the dust and Kryptonite have settled on Comic-Con #43 and I'm reminded of the line from Charles Dickens, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

Charlie Sheen Makes Single Biggest Donation Ever To USO

July 16
By Beth Ford Roth
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It looks like the USO is in the "Winning!" category, thanks to actor Charlie Sheen. Sheen has promised to donate at least $1 million to the USO, the largest single donation ever given to the troop morale-boosting organization.

Weekend Preview: Comic-Con

July 12
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Comic-Con weekend is chock-full of fun festivities for anyone and everyone.

So It Begins: Comic-Con Opens This Week

July 9
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Comic-Con starts this Wednesday with preview night and then runs through Sunday at the San Diego Convention Center. The pop culture convention has grown rapidly in the past ten years and now must cap attendance at around 125,000.

Soldier Who Lied About War Injuries Cut From 'America's Got Talent' (Video)

June 27
By Beth Ford Roth
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Apparently Timothy Poe doesn't "got" talent, at least not enough for the judges on "America's Got Talent." The one-time Minnesota National Guardsman who gained infamy for lying about his war wounds was voted off the show last night.

"America's Got Talent" Singing Vet Caught In Another Lie (Video)

June 8
By Beth Ford Roth
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The hole "America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe is digging for himself keeps getting deeper. The Minnesota Army Guard veteran who falsely claimed combat injuries on national TV also provided the reality show with a fake photo of himself in Afghanistan.

"America's Got Talent" Singer Sticks To Story Of Combat Injuries (Video)

June 7
By Beth Ford Roth
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"America's Got Talent" contestant Timothy Poe suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in the military. That's his story and he's sticking to it, despite the fact military records show absolutely no evidence of the brain trauma he says was caused by a grenade explosion.

Did "America's Got Talent" Singer Lie About Combat Wounds? (Video)

June 6
By Beth Ford Roth
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A veteran named Timothy Michael Poe - who used supposed combat wounds sustained in Afghanistan to gain sympathy from judges on the television program "America's Got Talent" - is under intense scrutiny today, as his military records show no evidence of him being injured while in the service.

U.S. Puts Kibosh On Pakistani Version Of Sesame Street (Video)

June 5
By Beth Ford Roth
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A plan by the United States government to fund a Pakistani version of "Sesame Street" has fallen through, amid allegations of corruption against local puppeteers in Pakistan.

Pendleton Marine Marries Into 'Real Housewives' Cast (Video)

June 4
By Beth Ford Roth
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The daughter of one of the "Real Housewives of Orange County" recently married a Camp Pendleton Marine, much to the initial chagrin of her reality-show star mother.

Review: 'Dark Shadows'

May 11
By Beth Accomando
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There was a time when a film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp was cause for celebration but sadly those days are gone. Their latest collaboration, an adaptation of the cult TV show "Dark Shadows" (opening May 11 throughout San Diego), is in desperate need of a transfusion.

A Rap Song About Downton Abbey

March 1
By Angela Carone
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A rap song about sipping tea, property law, and all things Downton Abbey by my hero for the day, Adam WarRock.

Women's Images In The Media

Oct. 3
Midday Edition
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The images of women presented in the media can influence how people perceive the world around them and what issues are seen as important. These images can occur through pop culture or through the news media. The guests today will look at gender images from two different yet complementary points of view.

Rants and Raves: Stewardesses and Bunny Tails

Sept. 23
By Beth Accomando
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The 1960s provide the backdrop for the movie "The Help" as well as a pair of new TV shows, "Pan Am" and "The Playboy Club." What can the pop culture images from these shows tell us about ourselves. Listen to my radio feature or read the extended interview with UCSD Assistant Professor of Race and Gender Studies, Sara Clarke Kaplan.