Cary O'Dell
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Defending Oprah | 5 Aug 2012 // 5:08 PM

The Oprah Winfrey Network's shortfalls have come not by aiming too low, but instead in trying to buck the trends of the current cable landscape.

Joke's on Us: Reality TV Always Gets the Last Laugh | 12 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

The "rich" and "famous" are NOT like us... at least not on TV. Reality 'stars': Whether we love them or loathe them, if we watch them, they win.


Joe Schmo 2 | 20 Jun 2004 // 7:00 PM

Tim and Ingrid must also contend with a pretentious host who, with deadly seriousness, delivers the most hackneyed speeches this side of Jeff Probst.

I'm With Her | 12 Oct 2003 // 7:00 PM

I'm With Her is hopeful. When was the last time we saw that on TV?.


"Viewer, You're on the Air": The Follies of Interactive Programming | 10 Nov 2014 // 3:16 AM

Talking back to your TV isn't a metaphor anymore, a fact that's posing a lot of problems.

Quick, Before It's Gone: Should Networks Cancel Shows Early? | 23 Oct 2014 // 5:00 AM

When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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