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Tube Talk: From the mind of Neil Gaiman

By Paula Hendrickson Contributor Fantasy, horror, and sci-fi fans love Neil Gaiman. Why? Because Gaiman is one of the most creative and prolific storytellers around, working in multiple formats – graphic novels, traditional novels,…

Tube Talk: The catch-all catch up

By Paula Hendrickson Contributor Last week I was going to write about the global season premiere of Doctor Who, which was this past Sunday, but I got a bit sidetracked by Comcast’s decision to pull WHA-Madison from our lineup. And this…

Tube Talk: The case of the disappearing PBS station

By Paula Hendrickson Contributor Thursday night I got a text from a friend asking why WHA, Madison’s PBS station, was missing from our lineup. I’d just watched it the day before, so I was stunned. After all, we’ve had both WTTW-Chicago…

Tube Talk: Documentaries

By Paula Hendrickson Contributor Having covered Minding the Gap – the brilliant documentary film by former Rockfordian Bing Liu – last week, it felt like a good time to discuss the wealth of amazing documentaries on TV these days.…

Tube Talk: Final Seasons

By Paula HendricksonContributor Some TV series, like FX’s The Americans, which aired its series finale last week, get to go out on a high note, while other shows end seasons leaving fans wondering if there will be another season at all.

Tube Talk: Unknown numbers

By Paula Hendrickson Contributor Every spring ad buyers gather in New York as broadcast and cable networks – and now streaming services, too – throw star-studded presentations to reveal their fall lineups. It’s also when a lot of…

The Handmaid’s Tale continues

By Paula HendricksonContributor While the first season of Hulu’s award-winning drama, The Handmaid’s Tale, was based on Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed novel of the same name, season two is flying free. Sort of. Atwood serves as a

Tube Talk. NBC’s Olympian feat

NBC will still air the most popular events during primetime, but the vast portfolio of NBCUniversal cable networks means even more events can be showcased either live or pre-recorded.
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