Jul 26, 2018

Talking summer TV with "Sharp Objects" producer Marti Noxon

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Summer has traditionally been kind of a dead zone on the television calendar. The big networks mostly save their big premieres for fall. But increasingly, and especially this summer, with streaming services and cable networks pumping out more and more…

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'Sharp Objects' producer Marti Noxon hopes her work helps people feel less alone

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The former "Buffy" showrunner's got three shows on the air this summer.
Producer Marti Noxon on the set of AMC's "Dietland"
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How Fiat Chrysler moves on without its iconic CEO Sergio Marchionne

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He was credited with turning around both Fiat and Chrysler.
Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne.
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In Erie, social services are a lifeline

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New work requirements may change things for those who receive food and housing assistance in the Pennsylvania city.
Roberta Lubman, 66, regularly eats lunch at the Erie City Mission in downtown Erie. The free daily meal supplements what she receives from SNAP.
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Trump's trade announcements barely ease treacherous path farmers face

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Plans to negotiate with the European Union and aid plan fall short for farmers.
Soybeans loading onto a truck on their way to a grain elevator in Dwight, Illinois. U.S. soybean futures plunged when China announced retaliatory tariffs on them in June.
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What GDP tells us about the economy

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GDP growth for the latest quarter is expected to be robust, but that is due in part to some unique elements of the quarter.
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Summer has traditionally been kind of a dead zone on the television calendar. The big networks mostly save their big premieres for fall. But increasingly, and especially this summer, with streaming services and cable networks pumping out more and more content, there’s a lot to watch out there. We’ll talk with producer Marti Noxon, who’s behind HBO’s “Sharp Objects,” about TV business and her other two shows on air this summer. Plus, GDP numbers come out tomorrow, and experts predict strong growth. But with tax cuts, tariffs and high consumer spending, what will this number really mean for the economy? Then, looking back on the career of former Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. 

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