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  1. SpongeBob Impairs Children’s Thinking? Think Again.

    The L.A. Times has some very interesting things to say about the show “SpongeBob Squarepants impairing little kids’ thinking.” Amongst some of the points the Times article hits on is…

  2. Against the odds, TV and the internet can actually be good for your social life.

    In the center of a dimly-lit, small-theater sized room, a group of strangers surrounded me as we all watched the season premiere of a new, fairly popular┬ácable TV show. Impressed…

  3. How Much Money Do TV Celebrities Make? (INFOGRAPHIC)

    TV celebrities make a lot of money, but how much exactly? And which celebrities are making (or have made) the most money? You might be surprised. Take a look at…

  4. How Reality TV Has Blurred the Truth

    Reality TV first came onto the scene when MTV stuck seven strangers into a New York City loft together in 1992 in hopes they would stop being polite and start…

  5. The Man Who Made the 60s Fun To Watch.

    Sherwood Schwartz, the very funny and witty creator of “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch,” two of the most criticized television sitcoms of the 1960s and ’70s, died on July…

  6. Want to Learn Chemistry? Turn on the TV.

    We know about the CSI effect, but what about other sciences on TV? Can shows we watch influence our understanding of, say, math and chemistry? According to producers of AMC’s…

  7. What Does the TV See When You're Watching It?

    You have to admit that it’s an interesting question. When plots are dividing in front of us in a flurry of explosions and mystery and colorful pineapples under the sea,…

  8. An Interview with Will Brooker (And Book Giveaway!)

    “The geeks aren’t just inheriting the earth, they’re creating the future,” Will writes. After discussing the impact entertainment is having on the world around us, the educator and undeniably talented…

  9. If We Still Only Had 5 Channels…

    Back in the early days of TV there were only a small number of TV channels available. If you were fortunate enough to be born after cable TV channels started…

  10. Does TV Matter Anymore?

    Before you read ahead, ask yourself silently if you think TV really matters anymore. Through the 1940s and up until the early 90s television played an incredibly important role in…