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When pay-per-view TV got its start

Jan 1, 2007
This week back in 1951, television first dipped its toe into the world of pay-per-view programs. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports on the beginning of a television revolution.
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Entertainment lessons of 2006

Dec 29, 2006
American Idol still rules. There are no movie-making rules. And everything's going to get faster in '07. Daily Variety's Mike Speier reviews the year in entertainment.
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Making movie history

Dec 27, 2006
This week back in 1895 Paris, the Lumiere brothers introduced the world to the film business. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
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Broadcast pioneer Frank Stanton dies

Dec 26, 2006
The man who helped build CBS Television into the "Tiffany network," has died at his home in Boston. Frank Stanton became CBS president in 1946 and remained at the helm for 26 years. He was 98.
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A venue for the rest of us

Dec 26, 2006
This week in 1932, New York City's Radio City Music Hall opened its doors. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
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The economics of A Christmas Carol

Dec 25, 2006
A classic tale about the true value of money, author Charles Dickens rooted "A Christmas Carol" in the economic reality of Victorian England. A harsh reality indeed, reports Stephen Beard.
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Rebels without a Claus

Dec 25, 2006
Today marks the end of the season for Santa wanna-bes. You might be surprised to learn how many of them there are. Rico Gagliano found out at Santacon.
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Meet Mr. PC

Dec 25, 2006
It's not everyday you land a gig on the Daily Show, write a bestseller about hobos, and portray a PC on television. Sean Cole profiles an unlikely financial celebrity.
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Holiday movie rental smackdown

Dec 25, 2006
DVD rentals and purchases tend to spike this time of year, and there are some new contenders vying for the holiday movie bestseller title. Tanya Ott calls the match.
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Newscorp dishes it out, Liberty gives right back

Dec 22, 2006
Two media giants are swapping valuable properties. Newscorp's turning over DirecTV and other goodies to Liberty Media, while Liberty's giving up its 20 percent of Newscorp voting stock. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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