Sunday, May 19, 2002

Speaking of television...
I sure wish TV Guide would. Seems like every other issue has a movie-promotional cover and feature story. Spider-Man? Episode II? What are these things doing in TV Guide? They aren't on TV!

This seems like as clear a statement as one could wish for that, with a half-dozen broadcast channels (or more) in the largest markets, dozens of channels on basic cable, and hundreds of channels available on satellite, there's still nothing much on television.

Of course, there is plenty worthwhile on television. With so many channels, one needs a dedicated magazine to sort through it all. When there was just CBS, NBC, and ABC, TV Guide was that magazine. Now, when it's needed more than ever, it wants to be Entertainment Weekly instead.

LATER: Well, assuming television is "needed" at all.

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