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.

Ed Asner

My thoughts on hearing of the death of Ed Asner at 91, plus audio from my archives of an on-air conversation I had with him several years ago, which you can listen to here.

A Law Firm For Our Times

Comedy Central took out full-page ads for “The Daily Show” in today’s NY Times and LA Times promoting Trevor Noah & Associates & Sons, a law firm for those who stormed the Capitol on 1/6. Here’s what it says.

Wow, That Was Fast

After new information has come to light, I have updated my piece on Mike Richards no longer being the host of “Jeopardy!” Here’s the new version.

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Claire McNear of The Ringer did some digging into the background of Mike Richards, the newly-named host of “Jeopardy!” What she found is mighty ugly.

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