Jon Stewart’s Ridiculous Rant

Here’s why I was surprised to see Jon Stewart go off on a rant about the origins of COVID-19, in which he sounded just like the kind of TV personalities he used to mock on “The Daily Show.”

“Jeopardy!” Update

Some thoughts on Mayim Bialik’s stint as “Jeopardy!” guest host, and where she stands in the pantheon of potential permanent new hosts.

Don’t Give Him Credit

I saw an article claiming the decline in ratings for the cable news networks in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year was proof that those outlets missed having Trump drive viewership. Nope, that’s wrong.

One Kominsky Too Many

Some thoughts after watching the six episodes that make up season three of “The Kominsky Method” on Netflix.

“Lost” Again

My daughter never saw the ABC drama “Lost,” but when she asked me about it recently, we sat down to watch its incredibly captivating pilot episode and she was sucked into the show’s vortex just as I had been in 2004.

My Conan O’Brien Story

Here’s how I became the first broadcaster anywhere to announce that Conan O’Brien would succeed David Letterman as the host of NBC’s “Late Night” show in 1993.

TV Review: “Hacks”

My review of a new HBO Max series about a veteran standup comic (Jean Smart) who hires a young up-and-comer (Hannah Einbinder) to write material for her.