The courage of journalists has come into sharp focus this week with the detentions of TV news people in Venezuela.
There were doubts about whether this sordid story of an apparently made-up racial attack even qualified as a TV column subject.
The Oscars were so boring that it was possible to wonder why on Earth we watch this thing every year.
Each season seems to bring new drama shows about swashbuckling FBI and CIA agents working 24/7 to foil various plots.
The whys and wherefores of this competition were complicated, and had "Jeopardy!" fans at home wondering when the game would begin.
Celebrities won't touch the Oscar hosting job with a 10-foot pole because accepting this job is like asking for trouble.
The show is "Whiskey Cavalier," an action show pitting a swashbuckling FBI agent against an equally skillful CIA agent.
An "American Masters" installment, subtitled "Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me," brings the man and his era lovingly back to life.
"Flack" is less about the world of a celebrity publicist than it is the story of an addict who just happens to work in p.r.
The show, "The Other Two," seemed to improve 100% in its second episode -- something that almost never happens.