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    The first thing one must do when encountering the new "Perry Mason" is to forget everything you think you know about the character.
  • On 'American Masters': The Glory That Was Mae West
    In this new documentary about Mae West, the point is made that she was censored in virtually every form of 20th century entertainment.
  • Out Of Sync And Out Of Fashion: Cop Shows On The Brink
    It is reasonable to wonder if we are now to witness the demise of one of the core categories of TV content -- cops and criminals.
  • Best Actress: Supporting Hattie McDaniel As 'GWTW' Gets Yanked
    When we decide to ban "Gone With the Wind," it is worth weighing what we lose against what we gain in the process.
  • Note To Our National News Media: Thanks For Nothing
    While America burns, and fear and unrest grip the nation, what does our TV news media do? It throws fuel on a fire that does not need any.
  • 'Don't' Watch List: ABC's Spicy, Silly New Game Show
    A TV show title such as "Don't" excites a TV critic's natural instinct to exploit it in a headline.
  • Thanks To Zoom, We Are All 'The Brady Bunch' Now
    While participating in a Zoom meeting the other day, I pictured myself glancing side to side and up and down at my Zoom compatriots.
  • Great New Doc Brings Forgotten 1918 Flu Pandemic Vividly To Life
    "Pandemic Amnesia" explores the striking manner in which Americans who lived through the 1918/1919 flu pandemic tended to avoid talking about it.
  • Continuous Cable News Was Created 40 Years Ago This Week
    The Cable News Network (CNN) was born on June 1, 1980, and had no competition until 1996.
  • English Quiz Show Scandal Gets Dramatized In New UK Miniseries
    The "TV Blog" always harbors a preference for TV shows about TV -- especially if they are as good as this one.
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