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Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

Monday, January 26, 2015

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.


Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.


Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Brings A New Voice to Late Night TV

Monday, January 19, 2015

The ex-Daily Show correspondent becomes the only black man to host an entertainment show in late night TV. And he starts on an important occasion; the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.


Amazon Gains Ground With Online-Only Shows

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

With the announcement this week that Woody Allen will write and direct a new television series for Amazon, the online retailer is now poised to be a major force in television.


Woody Allen Is The Latest Hollywood Star Director To Try TV

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Allen says he's not sure how he got into this or what he'll do. His half-hour series is set for Amazon's streaming video service.


Big Wins For 'Transparent' Make It Clear: TV's Undergoing A Revolution

Monday, January 12, 2015

The show, which portrays a 70-year-old coming out as transgender, won two Golden Globes — the first wins for original programming by Amazon.

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New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Streaming services like Netflix and the DISH Network's new Sling TV are helping consumers break free of cable subscriptions. That means TV shows must find new ways to connect with their viewers.


Why I Asked Tina Fey About 'Charlie Hebdo' At The TV Critics Press Tour

Thursday, January 08, 2015

At the TV Critics Association's press tour, journalists can struggle to connect news on the industry to real life. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says Tina Fey's words on satire and freedom resonated.


Fox's 'Empire' Sets 'Dynasty'-Style Soap Opera To A Hip-Hop Beat

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The drama Empire features Terrence Howard as a ruthless music mogul building a worldwide company. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show works best when focused on the black family at its core.


Rewatching 'The Wire': Classic Crime Drama Seems Written For Today

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

As HBO releases the high-definition version of The Wire, NPR's Eric Deggans says that binge-watching the show feels more like reading today's headlines — especially on issues of race and class.


TV In 2015: Late-Night Shuffles, Big Goodbyes And More

Sunday, January 04, 2015

The most important TV events coming in 2015 include new voices in late-night, big goodbyes, online platforms picking up old shows and, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says, more of everything.


Sony Hack Reveals Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege

Friday, December 26, 2014

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.


Videos Of Ray Rice, Eric Garner Among Biggest Media Moments Of 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Some of the most interesting things on TV in 2014 weren't actually made for TV. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans lists the moments in television, viral video and social media that changed us all this year.


Boundary-Pushing Late Night Hosts Move On — Colbert Up, Ferguson Out

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Both Stephen Colbert and Craig Ferguson end their late-night TV shows this week. Colbert is getting a boatload of attention as he moves to succeed David Letterman, but Ferguson deserves some too.


Deggans: 'Fargo,' 'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Top Best TV Of 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

At a time when there is so much good TV around, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says, any Top 10 list says as much about the critic as the shows he is picking.


Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

Friday, December 12, 2014

Interrogation experts have tried to get shows like 24 to tone down the torture. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says that may not be as easy as it sounds.


Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

Friday, December 12, 2014

For TV writers, "enhanced interrogation" are just one more storytelling device. But has its surefire success in shows like 24 influenced how and when real-life interrogators employ torture?


'Sons Of Anarchy' Ends As A Macho Soap Opera Often Anchored By Women

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

FX's biker drama Sons of Anarchy airs its final episode tonight, capping a seven-season run. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says cable's most macho series succeeded by finding strong roles for women.


Four Lessons From The Media's Conflicted Coverage of Race

Saturday, December 06, 2014

After grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans notes media missteps in discussing race.


NBC's 'Peter Pan' Draws In 9 Million Viewers (Hate-Watchers Included)

Friday, December 05, 2014

TV critic Eric Deggans debriefs with Audie Cornish about Thursday night's live performance of the musical, Peter Pan, on NBC.