Commentary: TV To Be Thankful For

With the entire country in turmoil over—take your pick—health care, the economy, two ongoing wars and Sarah Palin-mania, Thanksgiving couldn’t come at a better time. Of course this is the holiday that’s ostensibly on the calendar to provide respite from the constant din of complaining that plagues America; a chance to remember to be thankful […]

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Commentary: How Low Can TV Go?

A funny thing about the lowest common denominator: it keeps getting lower. So when Glenn Beck compares the Democratic efforts for health care reform to the attacks on 9/11, should that really surprise anyone? Or when David Letterman announces that he slept with various staff members during his tenure as ‘Late Show’ host, thus cheating […]

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Commentary: 4 Steps to Fix Jay Leno

Sometimes you have to wonder: if entertainment writers didn’t have NBC to kick around, what would they actually write about? The network might be in fourth place when it comes to ratings, but thanks to Jay Leno, they’re first in column space. More has been written about the big-chinned talk show host than all of […]

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