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All Five Of My TV Blogs This Week For MediaPost

October 28, 2016
This week's TV blogs covered "Man With a Plan" on CBS (top left), a Norman Lear documentary on PBS (top right), "The Great Indoors" on CBS (middle left), "Pure Genius" on CBS (middle right) and "Live PD" on A&E.

This week’s TV blogs covered “Man With a Plan” on CBS (top left), a Norman Lear documentary on PBS (top right), “The Great Indoors” on CBS (middle left), “Pure Genius” on CBS (middle right) and “Live PD” on A&E.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 28, 2016 — This week was heavy with reviews for new CBS shows — three of them, as a matter of fact.

Also on the agenda: Norman Lear on PBS and live cops on A&E. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, right here:

Monday, Oct. 24: Network With A Plan: CBS Monday Sitcoms Are Nearly Identical

Tuesday, Oct. 25: Alive And Still Kicking: Norman Lear On ‘American Masters’

Wednesday, Oct. 26: Thanks To Its Merciless Abuse Of Millennials, CBS Sitcom Is Fall’s Best New Show

Thursday, Oct. 27: CBS Bellies Up To The Genius Bar For Another Round

Friday, Oct. 28: Ambitious A&E Show Will Air ‘Live’ Police From Six Locales

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Final GOP Debate Dominated The Week’s TV Blogs

October 21, 2016

READ ALL FIVE OF THEM RIGHT HERE

From Hillary to Mary Tyler Moore, we've come a long way, baby. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

From Hillary to Mary Tyler Moore, we’ve come a long way, baby. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2016 — The third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton dominated this week’s TV blogs. But now that the televised debates are over, the only thing left for TV to do is cover the voting on Election Night. Meanwhile, the TV blog will now turn away from politics toward the rest of TV.

But before that, please read all five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — including three on Clinton and Trump — with the links below.

Monday, Oct. 17: In Presidential Puppet Campaign, The Media Pulls The Strings

Tuesday, Oct. 18: Despite One Critic’s Pans, Three CBS Shows Are Doing Fine

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Had Enough? Embattled Nation Mulls Skipping Third Debate

Thursday, Oct. 20: Uncivil Warriors: Final Debate Was A Frosty Face-off

Friday, Oct. 21: Sundance Finds Clever Way To Position Five TV Classics

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Relentless Robots Campaign For World Dominance

September 30, 2016
Hillary Clinton starred in three of this week's five MediaPost TV blogs. Read them all, below.

Hillary Clinton starred in three of this week’s five MediaPost TV blogs. Read them all, below.

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS, AND MORE 

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2016 — Robotic humanoids were the stars of this week’s TV blogs as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump went at it in their first debate and HBO’s “Westworld” drew nearer to its premiere this coming Sunday. Clinton was the star of three blogs — two on the debate and one about this Sunday’s season premiere of “Madam Secretary” on CBS.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV columns from the past week — plus my three of my TVNewsCheck.com stories from this week’s TVB (Television Bureau of Advertising) Forward conference Thursday in New York. Follow all the links below:

Monday, Sept. 26: Smell That? It’s Clinton And Trump Going Nose To Nose

Tuesday, Sept. 27: Pundits Say Hillary Won, But Was Her Victory Decisive?

Wednesday, Sept. 28: CBS, NBC Dueling Victory Declarations Sow Confusion

Thursday, Sept. 29: ‘Westworld’ Boldly Goes Where Man And Movies Have Gone Before

Friday, Sept. 30: Secretary Clinton Sees Herself In ‘Madam Secretary’

PLUS: All three of my stories from this week’s annual TVB Forward conference in New York for TVNewsCheck.com:

1 – TV industry analyst gives financial forecast: Wells Fargo’s Ryvicker Sees Positive Future For Local TV

2 – Top economist presents outlook for automotive industry: Car Sales To Slow, But Not Harm Local TV

3 – Fierce competition to bring electronic audience measurement to local TV markets: Dueling Ratings Firms Good For Stations

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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A Tale of Two Presidents: This Week’s TV Blogs

September 23, 2016
Another week, another five TV columns - read 'em all below.

Another week, another five TV columns – read ’em all below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2016 — The new fall TV season got under way this week, so the TV blogs were heavy with reviews of new shows — including Kiefer Sutherland as a reluctant president in “Designated Survivor” on ABC. The real president turned up also — in a Hanoi noodle shop with Anthony Bourdain, the subject of Friday’s TV blog.

Two presidents — one fictional, one real — plus reviews of two other new shows and a morning-after look at last Sunday’s Emmy Awards. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week right here:

Monday, Sept. 19: The Emmy Effect: We’re All Spectators At Somebody Else’s Party

Tuesday, Sept. 20: ‘Bull’ Title Is Truth In Labeling; NBC Says Look In The Mirror

Wednesday, Sept. 21: President Kiefer Sutherland Is ABC’s ‘Designated’ Hitter

Thursday, Sept. 22: ‘MacGyver’? Really? What’s Next? The New Adventures of ALF?

Friday, Sept. 23: Fun-Loving President Obama Is America’s Chowhound In Chief

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Follow the Pointed Fingers to This Week’s Blogs

September 16, 2016
Pointed commentary: This week's MediaPost TV blogs.

Pointed commentary: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2016 — Far be it from me to point fingers, but this week I noticed something interesting (at least to me): TV network publicity departments love to provide photos in which people are pointing. Whether or not it is polite to point is beside the point, but they make for a nice photo gallery, don’t you think?

And now, please allow me to point you in the right direction to read the MediaPost TV blogs that go with the pointed-finger photos. Just follow these links:

Monday, Sept. 12: Anachronism Or Grand Tradition? ‘Miss America’ Crowns A New Queen

Tuesday, Sept. 13: Wild About Harry? It’s Difficult Not To Be

Wednesday, Sept. 14: Let The Finger-Pointing Begin: Who’s To Blame For This Mess?

Thursday, Sept. 15: NBC Points The Way To TV Heaven In ‘The Good Place’

Friday, Sept. 16: The Emmys Are On This Weekend, But Does Anybody Really Care?

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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Late Summer TV Blogs Are Typically Eclectic

September 2, 2016
Five summer days, five TV blogs -- read all five below.

Five summer days, five TV blogs — read all five below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Sept. 2, 2016 — The final week in August is one of the most difficult weeks of the year to come up with ideas for TV columns. The end result is usually eclectic, and this week’s lineup was no different.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 29: Seven Simple Rules For Writing TV Reviews

Tuesday, Aug. 30: Discovery Miniseries Tells Swashbuckling Story Of Harley-Davidson

Wednesday, Aug. 31: Twenty Years After Her Murder, TV Is Still Exploiting JonBenet

Thursday, Sept. 1: CNBC Documentary Might Be The Best 9/11 Show This Year

Friday, Sept. 2: Hey, Ladies, What Do You Think Of This ‘Bull’ Billboard?

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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This Week’s Blogs: From Hitchcock to ‘Star Trek’

August 12, 2016
Five days, five blogs -- from Alfred Hitchcock to "Ray Donovan." Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

Five days, five blogs — from Alfred Hitchcock to “Ray Donovan.” Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 12, 2016 — How many diverse topics can one TV columnist cover in five days? Well, “diversity” was one column topic — with others ranging widely from Alfred Hitchcock and “Star Trek” to “Ray Donovan” and the Olympics.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links.

Monday, Aug. 8: HBO ‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ Documentary Needs More Of Them, Less Of Others

Tuesday, Aug. 9: TV Columnist’s Desperate Plea: Will Somebody Please Explain ‘Star Trek’s’ Popularity?

Wednesday, Aug. 10: Best Way To Enjoy Olympics Is Watch Them In Your Own Way

Thursday, Aug. 11: TV Critics Adopt Role Of Diversity Police, Attack CBS

Friday, Aug. 12: ‘Ray Donovan’ Renewal Is Summer Bummer For Ray

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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In Post-Convention Week, Trump’s In Two Blogs

August 5, 2016
This week's TV blogs -- from Colbert to Trump to Ailes and back to Trump. Read 'em all, below.

This week’s TV blogs — from Colbert to Trump to Ailes and back to Trump. Read ’em all, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2016 — It was a week without political conventions on TV.  As a result, the TV blog returned to normal, covering a variety of topics drawn from the diverse world of TV. And yet, Donald Trump still managed to become the topic of two of them. Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these links:

Monday, Aug. 1: Stephen Colbert In Search Of Self

Tuesday, Aug. 2: Rubbernecking At A Trainwreck: The Donald Brags About His Ratings

Wednesday, Aug. 3: On TLC, A Kiss Is Still A Kiss, As Summertime Goes By

Thursday, Aug. 4: After Ailes, The Show Goes On At Fox News Channel

Friday, Aug. 5: The Greatest Donald Trump Story Ever Told

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Super Bowl Winners & Losers, Plus HBO’s ‘Vinyl’

February 12, 2016

THIS WEEK’S MEDIA POST TV BLOGS

From Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl to next week's Westminster Dog Show on USA Network -- all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

From Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl to next week’s Westminster Dog Show on USA Network — all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2016 — Presenting this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — the Super Bowl, TV’s apocalypse comedies, review of HBO’s “Vinyl” and previewing USA Network’s last dog show. Read all five, right here:

Monday, Feb. 8: From Halftime To Ad Time: Assessing This Year’s Super Bowl Telecast

Tuesday, Feb. 9: Apoca-Laughs Now: TV’s End-Of-The-World Comedies

Wednesday, Feb. 10: HBO’s Record-Biz Drama ‘Vinyl’ Is TV’s Next Great Show

Thursday, Feb. 11: All Hail Megyn Kelly, TV’s Top Newswoman – And From Fox, No Less

Friday, Feb. 12: Fox And Hounds: USA Readies Last Dog Show Before Move To Fox Sports

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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‘American Idol’ Returns For One Last Go-Round

January 8, 2016
This week's TV blogs -- links below.

This week’s TV blogs — links below.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Jan. 8, 2016 — The new midseason arrived this week, with two returning shows — “American Crime” on ABC and “American Idol” on Fox — and two new ones, “Angel From Hell” on CBS and “Shades of Blue” on NBC.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week — including Friday’s blog on how 1990s nostalgia could elect Hillary Clinton — right here:

Monday, Jan. 4: ‘American Crime’ Is Serious Television, But Is That What You Want?

Tuesday, Jan. 5: No Longer A Phenomenon, ‘American Idol’ Heads Toward The Finish Line

Wednesday, Jan. 6: Guardian Angel In New CBS Sitcom Is More Like An Alcoholic Stalker

Thursday, Jan. 7: Stop Or She’ll Shoot! J. Lo Hits The Streets In NBC Cop Show

Friday, Jan. 8: Urkelmania! How ’90s Nostalgia Could Elect Hillary

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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‘Supergirl’ Is Not Invincible: This Week’s TV Blogs

November 20, 2015
This week's MediaPost TV blogs.

This week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2015 — From “Supergirl” to Johnny Carson, this week’s TV blogs were an illustration of the constant variety of subjects available to a TV columnist.

Also covered: The arrival of a quality new show, “Chicago Med” on NBC, and the cancellation of one of the worst shows in recent memory, “Wicked City” on ABC. And, about that televised 500-mile train trip on Thanksgiving …

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week, with these links:

Monday, Nov. 16: Great Caesar’s Ghost! ‘Supergirl’ Has Lost A Third Of Its Audience

Tuesday, Nov. 17: El Of A Premiere: ‘Chicago Med’ Charges Out Of The Starting Gate

Wednesday, Nov. 18: Anatomy Of A Cancellation: Hunk Of Junk Deserved To Go

Thursday, Nov. 19: In New Publicity Approach, Cable Net Touts Show As ‘Snoozefest’

Friday, Nov. 20: Classic Carson Shows Are Coming Back, But Will Anybody Watch?

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Petitions Pack No Punch: This Week’s TV Blogs

November 6, 2015
This week's TV blog topics: Raven-Symone, Donald Trump, "Star Trek," "Wheel of Fortune," "Angie Tribeca." Read them all below.

This week’s TV blog topics: Raven-Symone, Donald Trump, “Star Trek,” “Wheel of Fortune,” “Angie Tribeca.” Read them all below.

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2015 — Protest petitions took center stage this week as Donald Trump prepared to guest-host “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Petitioners sought to have his invitation rescinded but by midday Friday, this effort was unsuccessful.

Elsewhere in TV Land, CBS announced a new “Star Trek” series, “Wheel of Fortune” kept on spinning and TBS attempted to announce a launch plan for a new comedy series — “Angie Tribeca” — but issued a press release that was incomprehensible.

Behold: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs — follow the links, right here:

Monday, Nov. 2: Web Site Provides Protest Platform To Petty Petitioners

Tuesday, Nov. 3: Latino Protests Can’t Stop Trump On ‘SNL’

Wednesday, Nov. 4: With ‘Star Trek’ Gamble, CBS Explores Bold New Paywall Plan

Thursday, Nov. 5: TV’s Happy Place: Never-Ending ‘Wheel’ Goes ‘Round And ‘Round

Friday, Nov. 6: Advice To Publicists: Avoid Comedic Press Releases

— Adam Buckman

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Focus On Fall: This Week’s MediaPost TV Blogs

October 30, 2015
This week's MediaPost blogs. Read them all below.

This week’s MediaPost blogs. Read them all below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 30, 2015 — The new fall season was the focus of three of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs Monday through Wednesday. Then came a consideration of a live-exorcism special planned for Friday on Discovery-owned Destination America, followed by a look at a new National Geographic Channel series about breakthroughs in science and technology.

Follow the links, below:

Monday, Oct. 26: Two More New Shows This Week Won’t Brighten Dull Fall Season

Tuesday, Oct. 27: ABC Mines Lifestyles Of Decades Past For Modern-Day Shows

Wednesday, Oct. 28: Full-Season Order’ Scorecard: These Shows Are Sticking Around For Awhile

Thursday, Oct. 29: Discovery’s ‘Exorcism: Live!’: The Devil Is In The Details

Friday, Oct. 30: Breakthroughs In Science Are Explored In GE, NatGeo Co-Production

— Adam Buckman

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From Homerzilla to Supergirl: This Week’s Blogs

October 24, 2015
Wide World of TV: This week's MediaPost TV blogs: (top) Homerzilla, "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris"; (middle) "Supergirl," IBM's Watson on "Jeopardy!"; and (bottom) "Wicked City," the worst new show of the fall season. Read them all with the links below.

Wide World of TV: This week’s MediaPost TV blogs: (top) Homerzilla, “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris”; (middle) “Supergirl,” IBM’s Watson on “Jeopardy!”; and (bottom) “Wicked City,” the worst new show of the fall season. Links to all five blogs, below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 23, 2015 — A supermonster, a superheroine and a supercomputer headlined this week’s MediaPost TV blogs.

The week began with Homer Simpson as Godzilla in the 26th annual “Simpsons” Halloween special airing this Sunday night. Wednesday brought a review of next week’s premiere of “Supergirl” on CBS. And Thursday’s blog revisited the three-day battle of IBM’s Watson against humankind on “Jeopardy!” in 2011.

Meanwhile, Tuesday’s blog reported on the mediocre ratings for NBC’s big fall variety show “Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris.” And the week ended with a review of “Wicked City” on ABC — the worst new show of the fall season.

Read them all with these links:

Monday, Oct. 19: Homer As Godzilla In ‘Simpsons’ 26th Halloween Special

Tuesday, Oct. 20: Harris Gives It His All, But ‘Best Time Ever’ Ratings Are Elusive

Wednesday, Oct. 21: Plucky ‘Supergirl’ Dons Miniskirt And Tights To Save Television

Thursday, Oct. 22: Resistance Is Futile: When Watson Conquered Mankind On ‘Jeopardy!’

Friday, Oct. 23: ABC’s Worthless ‘Wicked City’ Should Be Tossed On TV’s Junk Pile

— Adam Buckman

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It Makes Ya Wanna Scream: This Week’s TV Blogs

October 2, 2015
From "Scream Queens" (Abigail Breslin, upper left) to "Dr. Ken" (Ken Jeong, bottom), here are this week's MediaPost TV blogs -- links below.

From “Scream Queens” (Abigail Breslin, upper left) to “Dr. Ken” (Ken Jeong, bottom), here are this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — links below.

NEW YORK, Oct. 2, 2015 — The new fall television season continued with new prime-time shows, a new “Daily Show” host and a new way of spinning the ratings results.  I covered it all this week in my five TV blogs for MediaPost.com. Follow the links, right here:

Monday, Sept. 28: ‘Scream Queens’ Was DOA, Then Suddenly Alive, Thanks to ‘Plus 3’ Ratings

Tuesday, Sept. 29: Noah’s Arc: From Bad To Worse In ‘Daily Show’ Debut

Wednesday, Sept. 30: ‘Code Black’ On CBS: Stressed-Out Docs In World’s Worst ER

Thursday, Oct. 1: ‘Blacklist’ Tries To Turn New York Into D.C., But The Attempt Fails

Friday, Oct. 2: Doctor Turned Actor Plays Ill-Tempered MD Who’s A Real Pill

— Adam Buckman

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Fall Season Gets Under Way: This Week’s Blogs

September 25, 2015
This week's TV blogs: "Minority Report," "Blindspot," "The Muppets," Brian Williams, "Heroes Reborn" and, on Friday, a late-night candidates' report card. Links below.

This week’s TV blogs: “Minority Report,” “Blindspot,” “The Muppets,” Brian Williams, “Heroes Reborn” and, on Friday, a late-night candidates’ report card. Links below.

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2015 — With the fall TV season having its official start this week, the emphasis was on reviews of new shows in three out of five of this week’s MediaPost TV blogs — Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Also this week: The return of Brian Williams and, to close out the week, a report card grading the presidential candidates’ appearances on the late-night shows this month.

Read all five of my MediaPost TV blogs from the past week with these handy, convenient links:

Monday, Sept. 21: Fall Season Begins With Three New Shows Monday Night

Tuesday, Sept. 22: New Fall Season, Night 2: ABC’s ‘Muppets’ Is Eerily Similar To ’30 Rock’

Wednesday, Sept. 23: Snarky Tweets Greet Brian Williams As He Returns For Pope’s Visit

Thursday: Sept. 24: ‘Heroes Reborn’: NBC Revives Show It Cancelled Five Years Ago

Friday, Sept. 25: September To Remember: Grading The Candidates On The Late-Night Shows

— Adam Buckman

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In Just Four Days, Much To Write About: 9/8-9/11

September 11, 2015

THIS WEEK’S MEDIAPOST TV BLOGS

This week's MediaPost TV blogs -- links below.

Stephen Colbert dominated this week’s TV blogs — below.

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2015 — Stephen Colbert’s debut on the CBS “Late Show” was easily the most attention-getting TV story of the week, although it was an unusually busy four days following the Labor Day weekend. A number of syndicated shows started their new seasons, the NFL kicked off its season, and Ellen DeGeneres visited New York. And then there was Caitlyn Jenner, again.

Read all about it (and them) in my four TV blogs on MediaPost.com, with these links …

Tuesday, Sept. 8: After Weeks Of Headlines, It’s Showtime For Colbert

Wednesday, Sept. 9: Louder, Faster, Longer: Colbert Makes His Presence Known In CBS Debut

Thursday, Sept. 10: Cheating Scandals Won’t Deflate NFL’s Position As TV’s Top Draw

Friday, Sept. 11: Wild Week Of TV: Caitlyn, Colbert, ‘The Civil War’ And More

— Adam Buckman

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Tragedy In Local TV News Dominates Week

August 28, 2015
Sad week in TV: Read all five of my MediaPost blogs from the past week, right here (below).

Sad week in TV: Read all five of my MediaPost blogs from the past week, right here (below).

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2015 — This week’s TV blogs gravitated from summer leisure — a mid-August tour of QVC’s mammoth studio complex in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania — to a summer tragedy: The on-air killing of two young local TV newspeople in Roanoke, Va., on Wednesday. This week of MediaPost TV blogs concluded with two columns on that subject — the first about the trust and affection TV stations and their newspeople engender in markets large and small across the Unites States, and the second about videotaped violence and how, thanks to the Internet, it’s here to stay.

Read these posts, plus one post on Stephen Colbert and another on yet another shakeup at “The View,” with these links:

Monday, Aug. 24: A Tour Of QVC: Inside TV’s Mecca Of Selling

Tuesday, Aug. 25: Oh No! Stephen Colbert Intends To Actually Interview People

Wednesday, Aug. 26: Table Gets Crowded As ‘The View’ Sets New Lineup Of Co-Hosts

Thursday, Aug. 27: In Places Like Roanoke, Local TV Newspeople Are Like Family

Friday, Aug. 28: Violence On Video: It is The World We Live In

— Adam Buckman

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‘2000s’ Newsmakers Convene for NatGeo Panel

July 13, 2015

NEW YORK, July 13, 2015 — Five newsmakers from the tumultuous decade of the 2000s came together on stage last week to talk about their stories and promote the new documentary in which they all appear — “The 2000s: A New Reality.”

The four-hour, two part doc premiered Sunday, July 12, on National Geographic Channel.  Part Two airs Monday night (July 13.

On hand were: Donato Dalrymple, the south Florida resident who gained fame as the man who plucked the young Cuban refugee, 6 year-old Elian Gonzalez, from the waters near Miami in 2000; Andy Grignon, part of the development team at Apple who created the iPhone; John Keller, ex-U.S. marine who saved lives during hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; Richard Hatch, famed winner of the first season of “Survivor” on CBS in summer 2000; and Sherron Watkins, brave whistleblower who told the world about the Enron mess.

Also on the panel: Jane Root, executive producer of “The 2000s,” and me, Adam Buckman, who moderated this incredible, wide-ranging discussion held July 8 at the Paley Center for Media in New York.

Watch the whole thing, above.

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com

Four-day Week, Four MediaPost Blogs: 6/29-7/2

July 3, 2015
Read all four of my MediaPost TV blogs from this week -- two on Trump and one each on "Zoo" on CBS and "Poldark" on PBS.

Read all four of my MediaPost TV blogs from this week — two on Trump and one each on “Zoo” and “Poldark.”

NEW YORK, July 3, 2015 — Out of four MediaPost TV blogs this week, two were devoted to Donald Trump and his woes after he blasted Mexican immigrants. Read them both with the links below — plus CBS’s “Zoo” and PBS’s “Poldark.” Happy Fourth of July, everybody!

Monday, June 29: Easy Solution To NBC’s Trump Problem: Sever Ties With Him

Tuesday, June 30: When Animals Attack: Beasts Go Wild In CBS’ ‘Zoo’ Story

Wednesday, July 1: No Golf For You! The Case For President Trump

Thursday, July 2: ‘Poldark’ And Handsome: New Hero Settles In On PBS

— Adam Buckman

Contact Adam Buckman: adambuckman14@gmail.com


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