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Leonard Nimoy Brought His Iconic Character With Him Into His Ninth Decade — One story often told by Leonard Nimoy, who died today at age 83, was that quite a few fans of his Star Trek character, Mr. Spock, assumed Nimoy himself was a real scientist. Maybe it was the gravity he brought to what was, occasionally, a very silly show.

The FCC Passed Strong Net Neutrality Rules. Here's Who Benefits and Who Loses — In a historic decision today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 in favor of net neutrality by preventing broadband providers from throttling high-traffic services like Netflix. Specifically, the regulatory body voted to reclassify broadband Internet access as a Title II telecommunications service, requiring Internet providers to act "in the public interest" and stopping them from creating tiered services or slowing consumer access to specific sites.

Nickelodeon Unveils Subcription Service for Preschoolers — Starting March 5, Nickelodeon will debut a streaming service for TV's smallest viewers: Noggin, a preschool-targeted, ad-free app that will stream reruns of Blue's Clues; Little Bear; Ni hao, Kai-Lan; and music videos featuring Nick's kids characters.

Why Keith Olbermann Picked Such a Dumb Fight on Twitter and Ended Up Suspended — ESPN commentator and world-champion friendmaker Keith Olbermann today launched a twitter war with college students who'd raised $13 million to fight pediatric cancer. The incident left Olbermann with a (paid) suspension through the end of the week, and it left many of us with one simple question: What the hell, man?

Pee-wee Herman Is Coming to Netflix and Here's Why That's Great

Five Creative Questions With Michael McNally About the Lego Oscar — The best thing about the Oscars ceremony last night might very well have been pop band Tegan and Sara's performance of Everything Is Awesome, the least ironic song ever written, from prominent Academy snubee The Lego Movie. (The makers have to console themselves with a $468.1 million box office gross.)

Hasbro's TV Strategy Is Changing Again After The Hub — What looks like an entertainment company, spends like an entertainment company and programs like an entertainment company? It's Hasbro, a toymaker. Hasbro makes not just toys but also hugely popular intellectual property, which for decades has been key to its bottom line.

Transformers Cartoons Have Featured Everybody from Scatman Crothers to Fred Willard

How TV Is Going to Change

5 Delicious Questions for Chef Tom Colicchio About His New Gig at MSNBC — Big news from MSNBC this morning: Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio will become the network's first food correspondent and debut two new shows. Stirring the Pot will air on the network's new digital channel, Shift, and Everybody Eats will air on MSNBC and feature Colicchio taking influential folks to lunch.
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Feb 27, 2015

@Supervenous oriana, please understand that I say this with a certain amount of authority on the topic:

Feb 27, 2015

except, you know, a thousand-word-plus rant by comcast, which owns NBCU…

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