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Why 'Fox & Friends' is must-see TV for President Trump

It's easy to ridicule "Fox & Friends" for its unabashed crush on President Donald Trump. But to a significant portion of the American TV audience, the Fox News weekday show is the best part of waking up, as stimulating as a Venti-sized order at Starbucks – and healthier.

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TV review: '13 Reasons Why: Season 2,' reveals more intense, dark subject matter teens may have difficulty navigating

Parents need to know that "13 Reasons Why" is an intense, dark Netflix drama based on the popular young adult novel Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher and is definitely not a light watch or for younger kids. The disturbing story explores a troubled teen's motivations for committing suicide, opening after the fatal event, with all appearances by deceased Hannah in the reflections of a boy who harbored a secret crush on her. Messages about treating people with respect and not taking others for granted are prominent, but the fact that Hannah blames others for her suicide is problematic and may send the wrong messages to some sensitive teens. The series doesn't shy away from mature issues, as Hannah's suicide is shown in great detail, as is more than one graphic rape scene involving a teenager. There's teen drinking, voyeurism (a boy circulates a picture of a girl in a compromising position after a sexual encounter), and lots of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and "a--holes"). While this challenging story could help parents start conversations with teens about issues like bullying, isolation, and depression, the way the series addresses these issues is complex and may be confusing for impressionable viewers.

A look at recent arrivals and departures of Sacramento TV personalities

There have been a lot of changes in the television broadcast landscape of Sacramento. Here's a look at the past six months, who's come and who's gone where.
David Caraccio