Eric Deggans http://wfae.org en New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution http://wfae.org/post/new-amazon-series-pilots-fall-short-tv-revolution <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phyEY_mBea4</p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:03:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 57735 at http://wfae.org New Amazon Series Pilots Fall Short Of A TV Revolution Emmy Awards 2014: Safe Choices In A Time Of Groundbreaking TV http://wfae.org/post/emmy-awards-2014-safe-choices-time-groundbreaking-tv <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86u0bDE17w</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:56:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 57606 at http://wfae.org Eric Deggans Live-Tweets The Emmys http://wfae.org/post/eric-deggans-live-tweets-emmys <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Eric+Deggans+Live-Tweets+The+Emmys&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODM1Njk5MDEyMTY5MDg4MzEyOTc5Ng004)"/></div><p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:02:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 57542 at http://wfae.org Eric Deggans Live-Tweets The Emmys TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series http://wfae.org/post/tvs-new-doctor-who-has-old-connection-series <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr3w3GYsvuo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slGx8ypE4ck</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 57351 at http://wfae.org TV's New Doctor Who Has An Old Connection To The Series 4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press' http://wfae.org/post/4-more-things-nbc-must-do-save-meet-press In keeping with its recent tradition of drawn-out, publicly humiliating anchor switches, NBC has finally admitted it is replacing <em>Meet the Press</em> host David Gregory with the network's political director, Chuck Todd, on Sept. 7.<p>The switch had been rumored for months, as it became increasingly obvious that the Gregory-led <em>Meet the Press</em> was sinking in the ratings and failing to set the news agenda in ways it did when the late Tim Russert was at the helm. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 57105 at http://wfae.org 4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press' Don Draper? Tywin Lannister? These Aren't Your Father's TV Dads http://wfae.org/post/don-draper-tywin-lannister-these-arent-your-fathers-tv-dads <em>Breaking Bad</em>'s Walter White was a liar, killer and the biggest meth cook in New Mexico. But he always insisted his bad acts were for a good cause: helping his wife and kids survive after he was stricken with cancer.<p>Then White went on the run, after his actions led directly to the death of his brother-in-law, and had to admit the truth: "I did it for me," he told estranged wife Skyler, in an emotional scene from the show's finale. "I liked it. I was good at it. ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:09:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 56980 at http://wfae.org Don Draper? Tywin Lannister? These Aren't Your Father's TV Dads Robin Williams: A Supreme Talent Who Was Always On http://wfae.org/post/robin-williams-supreme-talent-who-was-always <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr1DSLoHni0</p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:45:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 56720 at http://wfae.org Robin Williams: A Supreme Talent Who Was Always On 'The Knick': Cinemax's Quality Play Opens Its Eyes To Race http://wfae.org/post/knick-cinemaxs-quality-play-opens-its-eyes-race Cinemax's <em>The Knick</em> is an amazing bit of TV filmmaking: a gritty look at a turn of the century hospital, with explicit scenes showing how brutal early discoveries in surgery and medicine must have been in the year 1900.<p>But as much as I savored director Steven Soderbergh's innovative way of making a period drama feel modern, alongside Clive Owen's masterful take on a gifted, driven surgeon who is secretly a cocaine addict, my eye was drawn to a different character: Andre Holland's Dr. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:11:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 56513 at http://wfae.org 'Sharknado' Part Deux: The Laughably Bad Epic Strikes Back http://wfae.org/post/sharknado-part-deux-laughably-bad-epic-strikes-back <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:08:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 55934 at http://wfae.org 5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour http://wfae.org/post/5-things-i-learned-about-tvs-future-critics-press-tour The voice came from over my shoulder, a shouted greeting in a room crowded with journalists, publicists, network executives, producers and stars.<p>I tuned to see David Boreanaz, star of the Fox TV show <em>Bones</em>, calling out to me like a long-lost friend. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 55585 at http://wfae.org 5 Things I Learned About TV's Future From The Critics Press Tour