ed robertson

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Ed Robertson covers entertainment for print, online and broadcast media. He also ghostwrites and edits books (covering many genres), and hosts, produces and distributes a weekly radio program.

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'Gilligan's Island' as, well, literature

Yes, when you think about it, 'Gilligan’s Island” is literature in the truest sense of the word. It is that simply because it has survived, despite the critics and despite the uppitiness of TV executives who thought they knew better. It has survived as literature, if light literature, in the minds of the people who matter, TV viewers.

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What It Takes for a Successful Spinoff

Pulling a 'CSI.' Many try, few make it. Here's why.

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How TV Has Changed Over 40 Years

It's a vastly different medium, so let debate rage

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A Bold Defense of the Oft-Dissed Rerun

Fact is, they often do better than original shows

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Ultimate cliffhanger: Who shot J.R.?

Twenty-five years ago to the day, March 21, 1980, at approximately 10:55 p.m., a shot rang out that was heard in millions of households
across America. It was the season finale of “Dallas,” television’s No. 1 show at the time.

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The accidental 1953 Academy Awards

The very fact that the Academy Awards air on TV is a fluke of history. We owe it all to a flap over money.

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Paul Magnusson. Ed Robertson. Laura Christman. Mary Lee Grant. Media Life privacy statement: Media Life does not release the names of its subscribers under ......