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Eric Deggans

Tv and Media Critic for the Saint Petersburg Times

Eric Deggans appears in the following:

'Game Of Thrones' Begins Its 6th Season On HBO

Monday, April 25, 2016

Season 5 of the HBO series ended with a lot of cliffhangers. The sixth season is the first one that goes beyond the realm of the books that the show is based on.

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We Know Nothing, (About) Jon Snow As 'Game Of Thrones' Returns

Friday, April 22, 2016

HBO's hit kicks off its sixth season this weekend, but the show has now outpaced the original books, and the channel isn't making advance episodes available. So, is Jon Snow alive? We have no idea!

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Prince's Mystique Grew Even As He Stayed Out Of The Hollywood Spotlight

Friday, April 22, 2016

The influential and successful recording artist had a few major moments on television. In remembering Prince, many have cited his performance at the 2007 Super Bowl as one of his greatest shows.

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Hiddleston, Laurie Fuel AMC's Adaptation Of Le Carre's 'Night Manager'

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Night Manager is a six-part miniseries based on John le Carre's 1993 post-Cold War novel. Our TV critic says it's a slow burn series fueled by magnetic lead actors: Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie.

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In 'Confirmation,' A Scathing Take On Our Troubles Discussing Race And Gender

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The new HBO movie, which details the Supreme Court nomination hearings for Clarence Thomas, offers a powerful look at how badly the world handled the allegations against him, says NPR's Eric Deggans.

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#NPRreads: 3 Great Reads To Contemplate This Weekend

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

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'Rush Hour' On CBS Reimagines Classic Buddy Action Films

Thursday, March 31, 2016

On Thursday night, CBS premieres Rush Hour, a reimagining of the buddy action flicks. Not much has changed as the show relies on stereotypes of the old film franchise.

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TV Land Series Doesn't Capture George Lopez's Swagger, Our Critic Says

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Comedian George Lopez has a new sitcom called, Lopez, premiering Wednesday night on TV Land. Our TV critic says it's another good — but not great effort — from the TV performer.

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A White Noise Of Negativity: Florida's Political Ads Reviewed

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Eric Deggans lives near Tampa Bay, and because of his job, he watches a lot of TV. For months, he and other Floridians have been inundated with political ads, and lately they've been pretty negative.

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Florida's GOP Primary Is Winner-Take-All; Political Ads Flood Sunshine State

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

In Florida, the winner of the GOP primary will walk away with all the delegates — 99. And TV watchers in the Sunshine State know that it's election time because of all the political ads.

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New Set Of TV Shows Tackle Complexities Of Religion

Thursday, March 10, 2016

NPR reviews the set of new TV shows that all have religious faith as a central theme. Just how does TV deal with that in 2016? The shows are Of Kings and Prophets and The Real O'Neals on ABC, The Path on Hulu and The Passion on Fox.

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PBS Turns The Lights Out At 'Downton Abbey'

Monday, March 07, 2016

After six seasons, the period drama Downton Abbey aired its last new episode on Sunday night. The show was the most popular drama in PBS history.

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

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As 'Downton' Draws To A Close, A Look Back On What Made The Show Great

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Forget all that stiff-upper-lip stuff. If you're looking for evidence that the British have a big, beating heart underneath their reputation for reserve and restraint, look no further than Sunday's finale of their popular TV export, Downton Abbey.

It's a sprawling, 90-minute affair which wraps up six seasons worth of ...

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For Better Or Worse, Chris Rock Made The Oscars As Black As He Possibly Could

Monday, February 29, 2016

Despite the fact that no black actors were nominated in any high-profile categories, Academy Awards host Chris Rock kept race at the center of the event.

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Hollywood Has A Major Diversity Problem, USC Study Finds

Monday, February 22, 2016

A newly released study suggests diversity in TV and film is so bad, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite should probably be changed to #HollywoodSoWhite.

That's because of an "epidemic of invisibility" cited by researchers at the University of Southern California, who analyzed more than 21,000 characters and behind-the-scenes workers on more than ...

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Researchers Examine Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity

Monday, February 22, 2016

TV and film production is sorely deficient in gender, racial and ethnic diversity according to a study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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Watching The 58th Annual Grammy Awards With A Critical Eye

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Record of the Year went to Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," featuring Bruno Mars. Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge won Song of the Year for "Thinking Out Loud." And Taylor Swift's 1989 won for Album of the Year.

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TV Review: Hulu's '11.22.63' Takes Too Long To Get To The Point

Monday, February 15, 2016

The TV mini-series 11.22.63 is based on a Stephen King novel in which a man goes back in time to stop the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It premieres Presidents Day on Hulu.

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HBO's '70s Rock Series 'Vinyl' Sings A Familiar Tune

Saturday, February 13, 2016

HBO's music industry drama Vinyl comes at you like a classic rock song you can't get out of your head.

Powerful. Emotional. But also kind of predictable.

It's obvious from one of the earliest moments in the first episode, when Bobby Cannavale's out-of-control record company owner Richie Finestra stumbles ...

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