Sunday, August 5 2012
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.
Monday, September 12 2011
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.
Wednesday, January 1 2003
Sunday, July 21 2002
That first U.S. 'Big Brother' may not have made 'great television,' but the cast and producers of 'Big Brother' -- whether they intended to or not -- offered a positive take on about human nature.
Monday, June 17 2002
Why would anyone, let alone TV producers, construct an environment that might result in hunger, where youngsters have to go to bed with empty stomachs?
Sunday, June 20 2004
Tim and Ingrid must also contend with a pretentious host who, with deadly seriousness, delivers the most hackneyed speeches this side of Jeff Probst.
Sunday, October 12 2003
I'm With Her is hopeful. When was the last time we saw that on TV?.
Sunday, October 5 2003
Was anyone clamoring for a new Charlie Sheen sitcom?
Sunday, August 10 2003
Will Butler doesn't figure much in the class warfare -- he's too busy checking his hair in the mirror.
Monday, July 21 2003
Perhaps a couple of exes will decide to rehash their broken relationship, leading to loud fights and slammed doors. You know, the stuff we like on reality TV.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Reality television has come for our children. And there’s not a damned thing we can do about it.
Thursday, January 30 2014
When it comes to its programming, what put the cable channel on the map may soon also lead to its downfall.
Wednesday, January 22 2014
Believe it or not, the annual Academy telecast doesn't have to be a slog. Here are some ways to speed it up and still get the job done.
Wednesday, January 8 2014
Recent trends in black and white viewership are changing TV's big picture, making it not so black and white.
Wednesday, November 27 2013
By speaking more freely about rape, do we help destigmatize it? Or do we run the risk of trivializing it and cheapening its devastation?