You don't get to meet all of them, no matter how long you toil on the TV beat. But you do cross paths with a great many of them. Here are some personal memories of some of the TV legends we lost in 2016.
Sexual harassment and sexist conversations were the fuel that powered some of the biggest stories in tv his year. The three names that were linked the closest to these issues were Roger Ailes, Donald Trump and Billy Bush. And we all know how all of that turned out.
If the ongoing presidential campaign was this year's dominant TV show -- which it was -- then the year's top TV star was Donald Trump.
In the illuminating "American Masters" documentary subtitled "The Architect Who Saw the Future," Eric Saarinen takes us on a tour of his father's best-known buildings -- all of them, basically.
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring" ... except for two hours of murder on CBS and Ultimate Fighting on Fox!
Two of the very best shows of 2016 were dramatizations of slavery: History Channel's remake of "Roots" and WGN America's "Underground."
The other day, I combed through the year's reviews and made lists of positive and negative reviews. Lo and behold, the list of pans was approximately four times longer than the picks. I hardly know where to begin.
This week's two-hour prime-time salute to Tony Bennett commemorates the singer's 90th birthday. That milestone came and went last summer, however, on August 3.
A "Jeopardy" contestant's death before she got a chance to see herself on the quiz show is making for a very unusual viewing experience.
I'm not a believer in sacred cows but will make an exception for "The Honeymooners" after the news that CBS has ordered a script for a new version of this show.