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Samantha Bee sparks a new cultural firestorm




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Samantha Bee and the shifting standards on television

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"

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

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.