March 17, 2013 The anti-pleasure, perfectionist trends so marked in contemporary culture are holding us back from just living in the moment and enjoying ourselves. At least, that's how commentator Alva Noë sees it as he watches TV, and TV commercials, with his sons.
July 8, 2012 TV gives you the best seat in the house. Yet televised sports are no substitute for actually being there Why? The answer has to do with the nature of human perception.
September 21, 2011 More than half of the people in a recent poll say weight-loss shows influence what they eat. And 49 percent say they believe the television programs will have a positive influence on the obesity epidemic.
August 2, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, how to budget for the good of the next generation. In the second hour, new ways to watch TV, why we loathe left turns.
April 1, 2011 Stream audio straight from your iPhone, iPod or iPad to your Apple TV. Bringing NPR into your living room in a whole new way.
March 25, 2011 Earlier this month, Entertainment Weekly broke news that TeenNick — an offshoot of the much-loved childhood network Nickelodeon — will be bringing back popular Nickelodeon shows from the early 1990s. Colin Campbell is stoked.
February 7, 2011 Hulu CEO Jason Kilar has laid out the reasons he believes his services — Hulu's free, ad-supported streaming, and the $7.99/month Hulu Plus subscription — will change the way the entire television industry works.
September 2, 2010 Today's September 2, 2010, a.k.a. 9/02/10, if you inconsistently format the date. So take a 90-second mental trip back to West Beverly High with Kelly, Brenda, Dylan, Brandon, Steve, Andrea, Donna and David.
September 1, 2010 Eagerly awaiting Conan O'Brien's return to television? I am, and he's finally named his new show. Stay tuned for the premiere of Conaw, coming to TBS in November. Or Conan. Either way, O'Brien's coming back!
August 30, 2010 While a couple of my favorite shows received the Emmy awards they deserved, Friday Night Lights was yet again snubbed. Although the show has a strong cult following, some think it's time the show got its recognition for its originality.
August 17, 2010 Some movies, like No Country For Old Men, just don't belong on television, marred by commercials. It's just too brutal to switch gears from intense, horrific drama to Chester the Cheetah ... And back again.
May 18, 2010 Why do so many of our favorite TV shows blow the big finale and leave viewers without closure?
December 23, 2009 Sports Media Watch makes their draft picks for the ten worst sports shows of the decade.
December 2, 2009 Don't miss another favorite TV Christmas special... here's your December calendar of the highlights.