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Weekend Review: Downton Abbey, Dateline on Asthma, Best of Fallon, All-Star Simpsons

Downton Abbey

Was it really so hard finding good help in those days? When Robert, aka Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), is informed that his wife is once again bereft of a lady's maid, he overdramatically moans, "Are we living under a curse?"

There's no question a pall thicker than London fog hangs heavy over Downton Abbey in its fourth year as Masterpiece Classic's signature series (Sunday, 9/8c, on PBS; check tvguide.com listings). Not only has Lady Cora's bedchamber not been the same since her scheming servant O'Brien left — she slinks away in the opening scene, and boy, is she missed — but the family and staff are in sustained mourning over the untimely (and contrived) death, six months earlier, of heir Matthew Crawley, Lady Mary's husband, in last year's unhappy finale.

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JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary TV Roundup: A Complete Guide to Coverage

John F. Kennedy

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, and both broadcast and cable networks are featuring special programming tied to the national tragedy. Here's a complete roundup of how you can catch daily coverage of the anniversary on TV, though many networks are offering supplemental coverage online as well.

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The Biz: Dateline NBC Celebrates 20 Years

Lester Holt

Twenty years ago, the hottest genre in network television wasn't sitcoms, dramas or reality shows — it was newsmagazines. CBS's 60 Minutes was the number-one show. ABC had Barbara Walters and Hugh Downs scoring big ratings on 20/20 and signed Diane Sawyer for Primetime. NBC had the most difficult time getting a newsmagazine off the ground until it launched Dateline NBC on March 31, 1992 after trying and failing with 17 other shows.

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Lester Holt Replacing Ann Curry on Dateline NBC

Lester Holt

Lester Holt has been named the new anchor of Dateline NBC, the network announced Monday.

Holt, who was previously a Dateline correspondent, will replace Ann Curry, who has... read more

Today Show Hosts "Get Down" to Chris Brown

We're big Chris Brown fans here, but despite how much he rocked the plaza on the Today show last Friday, we couldn’t help but chuckle through the whole thing. Not only did his bodyguard get a little overzealous smacking the teen girls hands away around the minute mark, but seeing Lester, Ann and Al rock out while singing "I need you, Boo" at the end was priceless! Watch the video now! read more

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