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Samantha Bee sparks a new cultural firestorm




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Here's what we've got on today's episode:

Samantha Bee and the shifting standards on television

(Starts at 1:00)

Samantha Bee and her network, TBS, apologized for her on-air characterization of Ivanka Trump as a "feckless c---." It's the latest example of the kind of language that is now permitted on television. Whatever happened to the FCC?

Guest: Whitney Friedlander, freelance entertainment reporter 

Simon Baker works both sides of the camera for "Breath"

(Starts at 8:20)

The actor directed a few episodes of "The Mentalist," the TV series on which he starred. Now he's making his feature film directing debut with "Breath," which he co-wrote and also stars in. 

Guest: Simon Baker

Music under the stars at the Mount Wilson Observatory

(Starts at 19:18)

Site-specific art and concerts are all the rage these days. It can feel like a gimmick to hear, say, a chamber orchestra play in a warehouse or an abandoned mental institution. But as The Frame contributor Tim Greiving reports, the summer concert series at the Mount Wilson Observatory is worth the trek.

Photo Courtesy of Dan Kohne