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We go first this hour to Capitol Hill, where CIA Director Leon Panetta appeared at a confirmation hearing for his next likely post, Secretary of Defense. Panetta is expected to sail smoothly through the confirmation process to succeed Robert Gates.
Andre Braugher, LisaGay Hamilton, Ray Romano and Scott Bakula star on TNT's <em>Men Of A Certain Age</em>.
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Feel like you're drowning in a flood of so-called "reality" television, Canadian series imports and new cable shows?
It's not you, it's TV; specifically, the oddball land of summer television.
As the big networks try to avoid looking like they've gone fishin' for summer and cable amps up its schedule, there's a new universe of programming for small screen fans to sort though. And there's a few standout series worth seeing — and avoiding — in the weeks to come.
Colorado teens looking for jobs will see a tough job market this year, but initial numbers released by the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas are showing a positive start. Employment of 16- to 19-year olds grew by 71,000 in May nationwide, a “vast improvement” from the previous year.