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Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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Hate The Idea Of 'Peter Pan Live'? NBC Is Counting On It

Thursday, December 04, 2014

NBC's Peter Pan Live! production seems to be utterly in earnest — but TV critic Eric Deggans wonders if the show will need a viewership boost from critics snarking on Twitter to really succeed.

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Diversity On 'The Walking Dead' Wasn't Always Handled Well

Friday, November 28, 2014

AMC's hit zombie drama The Walking Dead airs its midseason finale Sunday. It's now one of TV's most diverse shows, but critic Eric Deggans says it hasn't always served non-white characters well.

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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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