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A David Cassidy Music Moment

Nov 22, 2017

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(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "THE PARTRIDGE FAMILY")

PARTRIDGE FAMILY: (Singing) Hello, world, here's a song that we're singing.

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A TV Western comes to Netflix today. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans reviews "Godless," set in a frontier town inhabited almost entirely by women.

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, says he's taking a six month leave of absence amid sexual harassment allegations.

Lasseter announced his sabbatical Tuesday.

That same day, The Hollywood Reporter published allegations that the Pixar co-founder is known for "grabbing, kissing, and making comments about physical attributes."

Taylor Swift's latest album, Reputation, is currently sitting atop the Billboard 200 album chart. Considering the elaborate promotional campaign it received leading up to its Nov.

You may have seen him standing on stage, signature headscarf resting low just above the eyebrows, sharing a microphone with The Boss as a member of The E Street Band; or portraying Silvio Dante on The Sopranos; or Frank "The Fixer" Tagliano in Lillyhammer.

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News reports about jellyfish often have an ominous flavor.

(SOUNDBITE OF DOCUMENTARY, "RISE OF THE JELLYFISH")

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This is a story about two guys raised together on the sounds of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill and Journey.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "DON'T STOP BELIEVIN'")

STEVE PERRY: (Singing) Just a city boy born and raised in South Detroit.

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Back in the 1960s, the fact that our diets influence the risk of heart disease was still a new idea. And there was a debate about the role of fats and the role of sugar.

The sugar industry got involved in efforts to influence this debate. "What the sugar industry successively did," argues Stanton Glantz of the University of California, San Francisco, "is they shifted all of the blame onto fats."

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