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Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

Legendary Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

Thursday, November 20, 2014

NPR's Eric Deggans has this remembrance of one of the most honored and successful directors in entertainment.

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Mike Nichols, Award-Winning Director Of 'The Graduate,' 'Silkwood,' Dies

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Mike Nichols was an ultimate Hollywood insider who won every major show business award directing for stage, film and TV. But his life in America began as an outsider immigrant from Germany.

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Nielsen To Rate Streaming Services, Assault Allegations Haunt Cosby

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nielsen, the company that measures broadcast and cable ratings, will begin using its technology to calculate the viewership of streaming services like Netflix. Also, Bill Cosby projects are canceled.

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Republicans Criticize Obama's Immigration Actions Ahead Of Unveiling

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

President Obama will unveil his executive actions on immigration Thursday, but Republicans aren't waiting for the announcement to criticize the move.

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NBC The Latest To Distance Itself From Bill Cosby

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

There was more fallout for actor comedian Bill Cosby on Wednesday, following renewed allegations about sexual misconduct. NBC said it was cancelling plans for a comedy it was developing with Cosby.

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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Monday, November 17, 2014

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

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As A New 'Doctor Who' Season Ends, Have Its Stories Matched The Hero?

Friday, November 07, 2014

Britain's Doctor Who series finishes its first season with new hero Peter Capaldi on Saturday. TV critic Eric Deggans says Capaldi's portrayal of the Doctor is often better than the stories he's in.

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Sabiduría: A Doula's Wisdom

Friday, November 07, 2014

As a doula, Annette Perel's job is to counsel and support women through their pregnancies. This week, she lends Latino USA some words of wisdom.

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'Daily Show', 'Colbert' Strain To Lampoon Democratic Losses

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Both comedy shows aired live, election-themed episodes Tuesday. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the broadcasts showed the limits of news-tinged satire on the political scene.

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'Sherlock' Star Benedict Cumberbatch: Show's Last Season 'Really Freudian'

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The BBC has just released a new deluxe DVD box set with all three seasons of Sherlock, and star Benedict Cumberbatch says the show's last season was its most revealing yet.

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HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge' May Be The Best Depiction Of Marriage On TV

Monday, November 03, 2014

HBO's miniseries, starring Frances McDormand as a sharp-tongued wife, concludes tonight. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans calls it an unsparing, detailed look at the most quietly troubled marriage on TV.

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In An Online, On-Demand Age, TV Reruns Are Redefined

Friday, October 31, 2014

FX's new digital platform, Simpsons World features all 25 years of episodes from The Simpsons. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says it's also among several sites that are revitalizing the TV rerun.

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Can Shows Like 'The McCarthys' Replace CBS' 'Thursday Night Football'?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tonight marks the return of scripted programming on CBS after seven weeks of Thursday Night Football, including a new show, The McCarthys, that should have been left in the locker room.

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TLC's 'Honey Boo Boo' Cancellation Shows Dangers Of Exploitative TV

Friday, October 24, 2014

TLC has canceled its unscripted show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo amid allegations that June Shannon, the mother of the show's young star, has been dating a convicted child molester.

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James Brown On Film: An Admiring And Unflinching Look At 'Mr. Dynamite'

Friday, October 24, 2014

The new HBO documentary Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown traces the singer's career through the words of writers, musicians and former employees.

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Winners And Losers Of The Fall TV Season Begin To Emerge

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

One month into the TV season, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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The Boston Herald's Missed 'Cartoongate' Lessons

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The newspaper's heartfelt column about a political cartoon that was widely criticized as racist raises a question: Did editors learn the right lessons from the uproar?

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HBO GO Available To Non-Cable Subscribers In 2015

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Starting next year, HBO says it will offer its programming on the web to those without a cable subscription. The service will be offered in the U.S. and there are plans to bring it overseas.

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Rosie Perez Settles In As The First Latina Co-Host On 'The View'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

One month into the job on ABC's The View, Rosie Perez talks about how things are going so far. She says one of the only things about the job that's not fun is the expectations of some critics.

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