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03:56

Avoiding Bad Television

TV critic David Bianculli offers his guidelines for identifying programs worth skipping -- even without watching a single episode.

03:24

Confusing Tear-Jerkers for Art

Film critic Stephen Schiff believes that the proliferation of film critics on television, whose insights he believes are often superficial, has led moviegoers to believe that emotional manipulation is the sole criterion for great cinema.

03:56

Avoiding Bad Television

TV critic David Bianculli offers his guidelines for identifying programs worth skipping -- even without watching a single episode.

03:24

Oliver North Takes the Stand

TV critic David Bianculli has been following the networks' coverage of Oliver North's congressional testimony on the Iran-Contra affair. While each station uses the same camera feeds, they deploy commentary and supplementary information in different ways, in alternately successful and distracting ways.

03:44

Nostalgic Yearnings for Bygone Times

Guest critic David Marc looks at the growing popularity of 1950s TV sitcoms. He thinks the trend reveals a troubling desire for an idealized suburban culture where whiteness and paternal authority ruled.

04:00

We're Not in Oz Anymore.

Television Critic David Bianculli talks about the effect video cassette recorders have had on the way his kids watch TV.

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