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2009
Jul
30
 
 
Maybe it's just because I'm sitting next to the constantly clicking still photographers, but the buzz level seems to have jumped a notch on Day Two of the Television Critics Association press tour. I'm in a session now for The History Network with Matt Damon and Marisa Tomei, both very involved with a program called "The People Speak"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
29
 
 
In the current cover story of Broadcasting & Cable, Marisa Guthrie presides over a roundtable of TV critics, tossing out questions about the coming TV season and other things. Participating critics were Robert Bianco of USA Today, Matt Roush of TV Guide, Ellen Gray of the Philadelphia Daily News, Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, and, representing TV WORTH WATCHING, yours truly...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
28
 
 
TV executives are people, too -- but unlike most people, especially in this economy, they have the uncanny ability to fail up, and parachute into increasingly lucrative deals once being forced or steered out of their jobs. So I don't feel sorry for Ben Silverman -- But I am happy for the potential future of quality TV at that network, because Silverman, in his NBC post, sure wasn't providing much of it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
23
 
 
"Pushing Daisies" premiered on ABC in October 2007. I instantly hailed it as the best new series of the year, viewers embraced it, and all was well. Then, a month later, came the writers' strike, and the series never recovered. Once ABC burned through the programs already filmed, the network held off showing new episodes until the fall of 2008, by which time the series had lost its momentum. But now, on DVD, comes the complete 13-episode second season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
22
 
 
When I put out a call (actually, an email) to our TV WORTH WATCHING writers for reflections about Walter Cronkite, one of them, Bill Brioux, turns out to have been unreachable for the weekend in some remote cabin. (Canadians will do that.) When he returned, and found what we'd done here, he wrote his own, and it's too terrific -- and R-rated -- not to share...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
22
 
 
He tells, for one thing, about the same press conference I did, where Cronkite cackled with glee when demand for his attention turned into a verbal free-for-all. But Brioux tells it with a lot more detail, a lot more flair, and a lot more... brio. And he tells other stories as well, including Cronkite's account of a stuttering rival from the old days...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
20
 
 
We're a bunch of veteran TV reporters and critics here at TV WORTH WATCHING, and each of us has his or her favorite memories -- as viewers and as interviewers -- of iconic CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite, who died Friday at age 92. So in a tag-team tribute to one of the finest and most important journalists in television history, today we present a string of salutes, stories and observations about The Most Trusted Man in America...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
20
 
 
It's actually me who's heading into the repair shop for a bit, so I may not be able to update here for a week or two. In the meantime, try to catch these shows I might otherwise have written more about...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
17
 
 
This has been an extraordinarily satisfying year for fans of reality TV. Powered by more dazzling Top 10 talent than in any previous season and one of the most exciting finales in its history, American Idol demonstrated once again why it deserves to be the most popular program on television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2009
Jul
16
 
 
For viewers disgusted by the obsessive news coverage of Michael Jackson's death and memorial extravaganza, Judge Sonia Sotomayor's weeklong grilling before the Senate Judiciary Committee provided enough serious TV news to satisfy...