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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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2010
May
21
 
 
[Bianculli here: Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller looks at the next two "American Experience" presentations on PBS, and finds their Depression-era topics clearly pertinent to today...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Apr
21
 
 
[Bianculli here: One of contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller's specialties is finding intriguing TV in out-of-the-way places. This time he's found some worthwhile stuff in a place so far out of the way, it's not even ON television... but emanates from public TV anyway...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Mar
23
 
 
[Bianculli here: Last year, I attended a conference at St. Vincent College's Fred Rogers Center, and reported on it for TV WORTH WATCHING, where plans were made to carry on the vision and children's TV commitment of Fred Rogers. Yesterday, when worthy recipients were given scholarships to pursue their modern visions of children's entertainment and education, I was at Rowan University teaching -- but contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller pursued the results on his own, and has this encouraging news flash...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Mar
17
 
 
[Bianculli here: Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller follows a lot of public TV and informational cable TV shows. And when some of them began disappearing from his television set, he decided to keep following them, and find out where they went and why...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Mar
4
 
 
[Bianculli here: Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller not only watched an early cut of tonight's CNBC special by Tom Brokaw, but spoke to its executive producer...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
4
 
 
[Bianculli here: Tonight at 9:30 p.m. ET, NBC presents a fresh episode of 30 Rock -- a delightful episode guest starring the equally delightful Jan Hooks. One week from tonight, NBC presents the final installment of the prime-time Jay Leno Show. Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller connects the dots, and suggests that as Leno leaves for later pastures, 30 Rock should watch its back...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Feb
1
 
 
[Bianculli here: Tuesday's edition of the PBS series Frontline looks at the impact of the Internet and digital media. Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller looks at it, too -- by not only previewing the program, but interviewing its producer...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Jan
18
 
 
[Bianculli here: First, Diane Werts' FOR BETTER OR WERTS blog today covers a gaggle of new, and good, DVD releases. Also, one of our TV WORTH WATCHING contributors, Diane Holloway, just listed some of the shows on TV that made her happy. Now it's another contributor's turn -- and Tom Brinkmoeller intentionally surfs the fringes of the air waves...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Dec
19
 
 
[Bianculli here: Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller's specialty is finding, enjoying, and finding out more about shows on the fringes, especially on public television. In his latest column, he presents two more, both of which sound delicious...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Nov
24
 
 
[Bianculli here: Pledge periods for PBS stations are notorious for bait-and-switch tactics, but sometimes some very valuable fish can be found among the bait. Contributing writer Tom Brinkmoeller writes about one such public TV special, but using much better metaphors...]
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Tom Brinkmoeller

I wrote about television for a daily newspaper (The Cincinnati Enquirer) in the '80s, but what drew me to covering it was how good this young medium so often was. So much of what was good then came from MTM Enterprises and its alumni. When I left the beat, MTM was still setting high standards with drama series like St. Elsewhere and comedies like Newhart. Because general TV standards have dropped a great distance since then, it's no reason to capitulate. My role here is to find and spotlight programming that still honors high standards.
 
 
 
 

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