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2011
Dec
3
 
 
Westerns got serious when Hollywood started to show just how bedraggled towns were in the era that preceded pavement. Comes now -- far from the sunny, spotless sets on Hollywood back lots -- Hell on Wheels, approaching the midway point of its first-season run...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Sep
7
 
 
The dance around the delicate subject of interracial marriage played out in full last week when firefighter Bart "Black Shawn" Johnston (Larenz Tate) married into the rowdy Irish Gavin family on FX's Rescue Me. Of course the nuptials really were not surprising, given Shawn's tenacity and his just plain weird attraction to the alcoholic Colleen Gavin (Natalie Distler)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Jun
15
 
 
Who is this guy? This isn't a feeble attempt to test your golf I.Q. It's more like a feeble attempt to slide NBC viewers a crib sheet before players tee off Thursday for this year's U.S. Open...Mind you, the broadcasters' descriptive "World's No. 1" and Tiger Woods were coupled for so long that it seemed the gifted one would take that title to his grave...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Mar
14
 
 
Americans just can't help themselves. Every March, our attention seems dominated by the NCAA men's basketball national championship. It's the CBS hype of March Madness, but also the biggest single-elimination sporting event on the planet. Even losing teams in soccer's World Cup get a stroll through the round robin before being shown the door...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Feb
3
 
 
Without pondering this question, answer: What follows Thanksgiving measured by the amount of food Americans consume on one occasion? Christmas? Nah. July 4th picnics? Not even close...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Dec
18
 
 
College football bowl season doesn't burst onto the TV scene as much as it simply ooozes into our collective consciousness. Lots of factors come into play...The bowls don't have the convenient packaging of the ballyhooed March Madness...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Nov
4
 
 
This is a grab straight from Mel Brooks' Spaceballs. Set your clocks for "ridiculous" time and get ready to watch Tiger Woods take one last swipe at dragging his season from the wreckage of 2010. His chance for redemption starts at midnight ET Thursday and extends to 4 a.m. Friday on The Golf Channel for round one of The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions tournament...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
28
 
 
The conversation still is vivid in my mind. CBS had just previewed Scarecrow and Mrs. King for television critics from across the country and the hour-long drama looked as though it would be popular...The time was 1983, and African American actors still were pushed to the margins when television networks looked to fill leading dramatic roles. The reasons, though, seemed flimsy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
9
 
 
Only those whose lives are caught up in the thick web of conspiracies would surmise that Eureka is on the SyFy channel because its casting is too avant garde for network TV. Count me among those spiders. Well, maybe I'm not committed to the true belief that a conspiracy exists, but the question does arise: Why can't network TV dramas be bolder in defying convention?...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Sep
5
 
 
Burp. Goodness! Pardon me. Did Thanksgiving come early? Even Canadian T-day? The feast has been on since Thursday night, and college football fans across the land have been stuffing themselves with a cable TV cornucopia of football from colleges large and small, prominent and obscure (how else can Elon be described?)...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Gerald Jordan

Gerald B. Jordan is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas. Earlier in his career, he was a respected, unusually well-dressed TV critic for the Kansas City Star.
 
 
 
 
 
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