Best Thing I’ve Read Today

I feel badly for the “Jeopardy!” contestants being mowed down by Matt Amodio, who’s now won 23 games in a row. Claire McNear interviewed him, as well as some of his victims, for this new piece I recommend for all fans of the show.

Petition Grievances

What does a popular 18-year-old YouTube personality have to do with last week’s recall election in California? It comes down to one word: petitions. Let me explain.

You Bet Your Leno

Jay Leno’s new version of “You Bet Your Life” is so bad it reminds me of another disaster he starred in 35 years ago — which his manager threw me out of. Here’s the story.

“Come From Away” Comes To TV

I have raved about the musical “Come From Away” ever since I saw it on Broadway four years ago. Now a filmed version of the stage show has debuted on Apple TV+. Here’s why I recommend it so strongly.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Andy Dehnart at Reality Blurred has compiled an oral history of the first season of “The Amazing Race.” I’ve seen every episode of the show, so I found reading about how it was put together on the fly quite fascinating.

TV Review: “Dead Mountain”

My review of a scripted series revolving around the mystery of what killed a group of nine Russian students on a ski hike in the Ural Mountains in 1959. To this day, no one knows.

A Firing, But No Fix

Since I’ve been commenting on the “Jeopardy!” mess for most of this year, I suppose I had to write something about Mike Richards finally being fired as executive producer of the show. So, here we go.

Bill Clotworthy, “SNL” Censor

On the occasion of his death at 95, I’ve dug into my archives for a conversation I had in 2002 with Bill Clotworthy, who shared some great stories about being NBC’s censor at “Saturday Night Live” from 1979 to 1990.

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