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‘Outlander’ finale: responsible violence in drama

This photo released by Sony Pictures Television shows Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall, right, and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, center, and Grant O'Rourke as Rupert MacKenzie, in a scene from Starz' TV series, "Outlander." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Television, Ed Miller, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Rape is dramatic. No wonder it’s a tried-and-true device for TV drama.

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David Oyelowo creates a tortured soul in HBO’s ‘Nightingale’

In this Feb. 1, 2015 file photo, David Oyelowo arrives at the 30th Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuosos Award ceremony in Santa Barbara, Calif. Oyelowo stars in the HBO  single-character drama, "Nightingale," debuting  9 p.m. EDT, Friday, May 29, 2015. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — HBO’s “Nightingale” is a small film with an indelibly big performance by David Oyelowo, who plays an emotionally damaged man losing himself further after a spasm of off-camera violence.

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TNT has 7 percent rise in viewers from ’14 conference finals

NEW YORK (AP) — Cleveland’s four-game sweep of Atlanta in the Eastern Conference finals averaged 6.8 million viewers on TNT, a 7 percent increase from last season’s coverage.

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Late-night TV vet Bill Maher forges ahead with hit formula

In this Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, Bill Maher performs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casinos' Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Fla. His first 10 years as a standup comic were so brutal, Maher says, “so now that it's fun and great and easy, now's the time to enjoy it. Because I did pay my dues.” (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Maher strides into the weekly writers meeting for his HBO show and puts his feet up on the table. His team of scribes, many of whom he’s worked with for 22 years, pepper him with ideas and information: the new Republican presidential candidates, the latest outlandish political moves, background on upcoming guests.

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CBS’ Bob Schieffer is ready for retirement

In this May 3, 2014, file photo, CBS News anchor Bob Schieffer attends the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington. Schieffer's last Sunday as host of CBS' "Face the Nation" will be on May 31, 2015. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — At 78, Bob Schieffer is entitled to reminisce about the “good old days” of reporting. He believes young people coming into the business can also learn from them.

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