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2010
Aug
27
 
 
Emmy night is now one of my favorites. It didn't used to be. Now, whatever I am doing is better than being at the Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. Let me put it succinctly: Being at the show itself is a long night, especially with your bosses in proximity...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
27
 
 
"The Son Also Criticizes" takes a look at the 2010 Emmy Awards...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
26
 
 
Yesterday's post, on why I love BBC America's The Choir and Fox's Glee, gave me the excuse to print a classic vintage column by my old friend and mentor, the late Ray Recchi, on the importance of music education in schools. And it reminded me -- hiding deep within this site is another of my favorite Recchi columns, on which he reviewed... me... and my one and only attempt at doing stand-up at a comedy club...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
25
 
 
Wednesday night BBC America presents the latest installment of The Choir, a fabulous show presenting optimistic choirmaster Gareth Malone (above) and his tireless efforts to introduce music, and music education, to British schools devoid of both. This Sunday, Fox's Glee is up for a bunch of Emmy awards, and I'm a sucker for both these shows...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
25
 
 
Anyone else see the growing irony in this? TV Land is a cable network that replays series that once were huge hits on the broadcast networks -- when those networks knew how to regularly schedule the kinds of shows people just never skipped...But since the June premiere of "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land has escalated the contest several notches...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
24
 
 
Lots to cover, so let's dive right in, beginning with more relaunch news. Your reaction to our Extreme Makeover (TV WORTH WATCHING as The Swan?) has been warm, thoughtful and encouraging. I expected nothing less, but thanks just the same. And in that same welcoming spirit, please get in the habit of visiting, and commenting on, our new Contributors blog...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
24
 
 
The memories seem funny now. My brothers, my sister and I can't help but laugh every time we relive the days when Uncle Shag would call on us to verify his suspicions about what he saw on TV. That was during the late 1950s and early 1960s in Malvern, Ark. It was an era of visions in black & white from the standpoint of both the picture on TV and the even sharper contrast of the segregated life we lived. It was a time when African Americans were rendered invisible on TV, except in some spars
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
23
 
 
Enough with the wacky packages! Building a TV DVD library is starting to require building special shelving to hold all the strangely shaped boxes, heavy Lucite containers, enormous hardcover "book" sleeves, and "collectible" packaging of jumbo 3D plastic Bender heads and Cylon helmets...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
22
 
 
If you were watching a TV drama about baseball where the batter got a single and ran to third base -- not to first -- and the story made that seem normal, would you wonder if the show's producers knew very much about the sport? Hope not. So don't look for too many factual insights into the country's top court when Outlaw premieres this fall on NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2010
Aug
22
 
 
Tony Siragusa, TV critic. The Fox analyst turned into one Friday night during a sideline interview with Cincinnati Bengal receivers and new best friends Terrell Owens (shown here) and Chad Ochocinco during the Bengals' 22-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles...