• In Presidential Puppet Campaign, The Media Pulls The Strings
    The media has hijacked the presidential campaign. Which media? TV, talk-radio, the Internet, social media, Wikileaks and Putin.
  • Nolte Is First-Rate Ex-Presidential Timber In 'Graves'
    For this column I had a choice to write about "The Simpsons" or this new series starring Nick Nolte. The Nolte show won for one big reason: It's great. It's called "Graves," and it's on Epix,
  • No Room For Fun As USA Network Dreams Of Drama Glory
    "Falling Water" has nothing to do with the famous house in western Pennsylvania designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. "Eyewitness" is not connected in any way to your local TV news.
  • Comedian Turned Statesman: Letterman Meets India's Prime Minister
    Mujibur and Sirajul are nowhere to be seen when David Letterman travels to India on the season premiere of NatGeo's "Years of Living Dangerously" later this month.
  • Angry Housewife In Toilet Town: Behold Fall's Worst New Show
    A new ABC sitcom premiering Tuesday starts out appropriately for a show that should be flushed down the nearest toilet. You will learn more than you'll ever need to know about the bathroom habits of members of the fictional Connecticut family featured in this show titled "American Housewife."
  • TV Shares Blame For This Entire Disgusting Spectacle
    You might say this new phase in this coarse presidential campaign was brought to you by NBC. It began Friday with the report of the interview outtake from 2005 in which Billy Bush and Donald Trump had a lewd conversation while ogling an actress on the set of "Days of Our Lives."
  • Like Mount Everest, A TV Columnist Covers Politics Because It's There
    I'd like to talk about the confluence of politics and TV, and why a TV columnist occasionally chooses to position himself at the center of that intersection, despite the threat of oncoming traffic.
  • Nothing Funny About New HBO Comedy Called 'Divorce'
    Today's comedies such as this new "Divorce" seem purposely designed as anti-comedies. This show's subject is no laughing matter, and to give this show some credit, it treats the topic of divorce seriously.
  • VP Debate Postmortem: Unflappable Pence Won Against Smug Kaine
    Who won the vice presidential debate? The answer depends on the criteria you apply. I happen to think Mike Pence won, based on the way he came across on TV compared to his opponent, Democrat Tim Kaine.
  • VP Debate Preview: Quadrennial Battle Of The Sideshow Bobs
    The one night when each running mate stands in for his presidential counterpart as their party's standard bearer gives these Sideshow Bobs an opportunity to seize the spotlight before they semi-disappear into the relative background of the presidential campaigns.
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