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‘Homeland’ goes to South America: Brody’s Venezuela nightmare tower

BOSTON — Showtime's hit drama "Homeland" until now had built its suspense largely around terrorism in the United States and Arab and Gulf countries. Now in its third season, it's taken a surprise turn for South America — and some of the story there sounds very real.

European woes for Current TV as CEO charges foul play

British branch of Al Gore's liberal channel loses pay cable deal.
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Keith Olbermann, the face of Current TV, is currently off the air. Now the channel itself is likely to go off the air in Britain. (Jason Kempin/AFP/Getty Images)

As if its Keith Olbermann headache isn't bad enough, Current has been told that it will be dropped by BSkyB, Britain's largest cable-TV operator. Sky provided funds for Current's British operations

Sky is part-owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Murdoch scrapped plans to buy Sky outright last summer following the phone-hacking scandal at his British newspaper, the News of the World.

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