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Word is out that the second televised season of This American Life on Showtime is nominated for five Emmys, including Outstanding Nonfiction Series. The first episode, Escape, also earned Emmy nods for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming. Find out more about Season Two, and check out the complete list of 2008 Emmy nominations.

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