DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

MIKE HUGHES

GARY EDGERTON

ROGER CATLIN

KIM AKASS

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

TOM BRINKMOELLER

NOEL HOLSTON

 
 
 
 
 
2015
Nov
11
 
 
Once it seemed that any drama on PBS came with a British accent, including the recent notables Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife....
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Oct
13
 
 
More than being enjoyable viewing for people who remember pre-thousands-of-choices television, programs like Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration are important because they pull examples of important television from out of today's video haystack...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
25
 
 
TV watchers who can look over the following list and discover at least one person about whom they would like to know more owe themselves an hour of top-notch viewing Sept. 25...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
13
 
 
Perhaps some day an episode of Nova will explain how the brains of PBS schedulers work...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
11
 
 
Brian Williams has been released from the network's penalty box, according to numerous news articles...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
5
 
 
Despite some pretty authoritative advice to render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, for many people in the world today, religion is politics. This point of view is abundantly apparent in an upcoming public television documentary, Pope Francis -- The Sinner...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
22
 
 
Public television's Rick Sebak generates as much excitement among many PBS followers as J.K. Rowling or Steve Jobs ever did on the mass-market field...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Aug
3
 
 
New U.S. presidents almost always are immediate heirs, inheriting big problems, and -- if lucky -- some of the glow. There was a lot of the former and only bits of the latter when Lyndon Johnson took over the presidency after the Kennedy assassination...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
20
 
 
For anyone who ever has guessed the exact number of jellybeans in a jar, correctly picked a 40-to-one long shot to win a horse race or accurately predicted what Donald Trump would say next, Antiques Roadshow's summer reruns should be a natural viewing choice...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
17
 
 
Let's start with a stipulation: Because regular visitors to this website enjoy high-quality entertainment, there's no need to make a case for the extraordinary entertainment contained in Driving Miss Daisy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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