Andy Dehnart addresses the ways in which African Americans are represented, and more recently overrepresented on network television.
Large archive of articles written about television, film, and the media in general.
Alan Sepinwall points to examples from "The Sopranos," "That's Life," "Survivor," "Big Brother," "The Amazing Race," and other series from the past and present.
Robert David Sullivan, TV critic for the Boston Phoenix since 1993, discusses the reasons why he'll no longer cover the clock-controlled medium.
Tim Goodman explains why it's not possible for TV critics to be "watching five or six sets at a time, dissecting plot lines and character development across the dial."
Find out how many kiddie shows and other related treasures Tim Hollis unearthed in his book "Hi There, Boys and Girls!: America's Local Children's TV Programs."
Collection of essays on the evils of television including ads, effects on kids. Information on TV turnoff weeks and a bibliography.
Jaime Weinman reports on the practice of trimming classic 25-minute sitcoms to fit current 20 to 22-minute standards, making sense in local syndication but not on cable.
Library of Congress provides this resource for their movie and television museum and research center.
Contains articles about film history and criticism, with extensive resources on Australia's cinema and television industry.
Explore this guide to mystery shows and films on television, read trivia, and peruse sections devoted to classic TV mysteries.
Collates the records of many noncommercial television archives into one large resource. Also includes the personal papers of several authorities.
Examine the reasons why Megan Williams believes that more than in any other country, Italy's typical television fare earns the smarmy sobriquet "boob tube."
Eric Boehlert attacks Barbara Walters for her effect on television news. Find out how she got to be "a martyr for journalistic credibility."
Tim Goodman offers evidence that indicates African Americans, Asians, and Latinos appear to be treated unfairly on "Survivor," "Big Brother," and other reality shows.
Learn why religious commentators like the series that's the topic of "The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer" and "The Gospel According to the Simpsons."
Profile of the director of the Center for the Study of Popular Television at Syracuse, who wonders "why smart people watch dumb television."
Parents' and children's testimonials to the merits of pulling the plug.
Growing collection of essays takes a critical look at film, television and other entertainment media and their relation to the arts and society.
Tim Goodman attacks the "cultural fear-mongers" who try to stop people from watching TV for one week each year. Find reasons to keep viewing.
Bruce Schimmel describes how watching television in France left him "soothed and satisfied, much like the feeling after a good French meal."
Jerry Graham agrees with fellow critic Tom Shales about the maturing of the medium whose "insatiability" makes him appreciate the talents of Sorkin, Chase, and Bochco.
Mitch Albom maintains that age isn't the determining factor for obsolescence in our youth-obsessed culture, with respect to TV programming. Find out what exactly is.
Learn about the nonprofit group whose motto is "Turn off TV, Turn on Life!" and why they advocate going cold turkey for a week each year.
Bill Goodykoontz defends the virtues of viewing "The Sopranos," "The Simpsons," "Sesame Street," "60 Minutes," and "David Letterman."
Matt Zoller Seitz discusses the emergence of the conversational news anchor, who speaks for instead of to the viewer, in contrast to the old-school network gatekeepers.