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  1. 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…

  2. Are You Ready for Ultra High Def TV?

    TVs displayed in the stores look the way they do for a reason. Everything from the lighting around them to the calibration, screen angle, and even height is carefully adjusted…

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  3. The Cheapest You Could Watch Cable TV for? How About $0?

    For all of the benefits we get from cable TV, it undoubtedly costs a pretty penny or two. Which got me wondering: what is the cheapest you could watch TV…

  4. 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…

  5. Why Mountain Time Gets No Love on TV.

    For as far back as I can remember, the way TV stations announce air times has been confusing. You know: when a commercial catches your attention for a new show…

  6. Why High Speed Internet is No Threat for Traditional TV (yet)

    For the past 10 years cable TV has been in danger. Or so they say. Millions of people around the world have decided to switch to TV alternatives like iTunes…

  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…