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TV CRITICS FACING THE FATE OF THE DINOSAURS?

July 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In a blog post, Rob Salem, who has been the TV critic for the Toronto Star for some 20 years, tells why he is not attending the summer tour of the Television Critics Association this year. Last April, his newspaper, he writes “decided in its infinite wisdom that it no longer needs a TV column, […]

GLORIA STEINEM KNOCKS NBC’S PLAYBOY CLUB DRAMA

July 29, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

At the television critics summer press tour, Gloria Steinem, the feminist writer who famously worked as a bunny at the Playboy Club in order to write an article about it, was asked what she thought about NBC’s plans to air a dramatic series based on the goings-on at the Chicago club in the 1960s. “Are […]

LENO TAKES ANOTHER ONE ON THE CHIN

January 13, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Now even Jay Leno’s guests are firing zingers in his direction. Without mentioning Leno by name, Alyson Hannigan, who co-stars on CBS’s How I Met Your Mother, complained, “Certain [late-night] hosts have you do your pre-interview and then you have to go on the show and retell every story verbatim or you’re not coming back. […]