Eugene Polley, inventor of the remote control, passed away earlier this year. I wrote this article to pay respect to the handy little device he left to all of us.
It’s that time of year – Fall TV Preview! It’s kind of ironic that I went to school for television because I don’t actually watch much TV anymore. In the mounds of crappy network TV programming, there are the occasional diamonds in the rough that demonstrate at least a glimmer of the potential greatness of television, reminding me why I became infatuated with this industry in the first place. Here is a preview of this year’s Fall TV lineup – many will be flops, for sure, but audiences will continue to keep their favorites on the air. If you don’t like what you see on TV, you have no one to blame but yourself. It’s all about the ratings, folks.