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'House of Cards' Season 5 speaks to Trump's America for better and worse

Donald Trump might just be the end of Frank Underwood.

That’s the thought I kept having as I watched the 13 episodes of Season 5 of “House of Cards.”

There is no way the new season that arrives Tuesday on Netflix can be discussed without reference to Trump, who was elected in November while Season 5 was still in production in Baltimore.

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Overwhelmed with new members, Facebook group in 'The Keepers' shuts down

A Baltimore-based Facebook group featured in the Netflix docu-series “The Keepers” has temporarily been shut down in reaction to a flood of new members.

“The Keepers,” a seven-part series that revisits the 1969 disappearance and murder of Sister Catherine Cesnik, a teacher at Archbishop Keough High School in Baltimore, became available on the streaming service Friday.

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Why this is a dangerous time for Fox News

Given all the lawsuits, settlements and huge prime-time turnover in talent, you might think things could not get worse for Fox News.

But they could if the ratings of the past two weeks continue.

Fox News, which has long been overwhelmingly dominant in cable news ratings, found itself in last place in the key demographic of viewers 25 to 34 years of age, behind MSNBC and CNN.

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'Saturday Night Live' rises to Trump challenge

The election of Donald Trump has lifted a lot of media boats — from the New York Times, with its 300,000-plus surge in digital subscriptions since Nov. 8, to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, who last week led her channel to its first primetime win in news demographics since 2009.

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Z on TV: Roger Ailes' legacy as media visionary overshadowed by predatory culture at Fox News

Roger Ailes, who in founding Fox News changed the relationship of TV and politics more than any other media figure in broadcasting history, is dead at age 77, his family announced today in a statement to the conservative news site Drudge Report. No cause of death was given.

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'The Keepers,' Netflix's look at Baltimore nun's murder, is true-crime storytelling at its best

It is hard to imagine a true-crime docu-series that has more winning story elements than "The Keepers."

More elements than Netflix's "Making a Murderer," HBO's "The Jinx" or even the "Serial" podcast that dealt with young love, death and a Muslim man who is still in a Maryland prison for a crime he might not have committed.

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