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• Mandela, the movie: Chris Hayes talks with the star of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, Idris Elba and director Justin Chadwick.
• ‘Low Winter Sun’ Canceled at AMC: AMC has canceled the cop drama after only one season, AMC has confirmed. The network declined further comment. The series was based on the British mini and starred Mark Strong and The Walking Dead favorite Lennie James as homicide detectives in Detroit. The series was paired with the final run of Breaking Bad on Sundays at 10 p.m. and after bowing to 2.51 million total viewers, rapidly lost steam and was eventually moved to 11 p.m. — after Talking Bad — to finish off its run.
• Shark fins, bird nests no longer on table for official Chinese dinners: Rare wild animals were banned from official state dinners in China as part of a push to promote frugality and oppose extravagance, an official document says. The document, issued jointly by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the State Council Sunday outlined regulations for use of public funds on receptions and official travel, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. The new regulations ban luxury food items like shark fins, bird nests and rare wild animals at official receptions. Additionally, local hosts are only permitted to provide one reception dinner for officials on business tours. Cigarettes and high-end liquors are not allowed to be served at receptions, and they cannot be held at private clubs or other upscale locations, the document said.