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Jim Kearney

Jim Kearney, a television critic for Pajamas Media, teaches Mass Media and Television Programming at Loyola Marymount University. A former TV critic for KPCC-FM and The Hollywood Reporter, he has also worked as a TV executive and consultant. He is on the web at TVCriticism.com.
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Memphis Beat Hits the Right Note

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Jim Kearney

In an era of openly “transgressive” anti-heroes, doesn’t anyone in Hollywood realize that a majority of viewers still prefers traditional law enforcement stories where good cops put away bad criminals? Yes, thankfully.

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C-SPAN’s Archives a Treasure Trove of Wonkish Gems

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 - by Jim Kearney

An overview of the thought-provoking entertainment available now that the public affairs network has unleashed 160,000 hours of searchable video on the web.

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TV’s Top Ten of 2009

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 - by Jim Kearney

Television’s outstanding moments, programs, and performers of the year.

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Would a Boycott of the NFL Work?

Sunday, October 18th, 2009 - by Jim Kearney

It would be hard to give up the games, especially since renouncing viewership wouldn't make much of an impact.

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Where Is This Decade’s Murdoch or Limbaugh?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 - by Jim Kearney

The center-right needs new strategies and new talent to expand its media presence.

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The Closer: Television’s Top Cop Drama

Sunday, July 19th, 2009 - by Jim Kearney

TNT's successful show thrives on its strong moral foundation and positive portrayal of law enforcement.

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Conservatism Goes on a Cruise

Sunday, June 14th, 2009 - by Jim Kearney

Chat and dine with some of conservatism's brightest stars on one of several cruises this summer.

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Into the Storm: Leadership Lessons From Winston Churchill

Sunday, May 31st, 2009 - by Jim Kearney

A new HBO drama deserves close study by our statesmen.

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Obama’s Praiseworthy Notre Dame Address

Sunday, May 24th, 2009 - by Jim Kearney

The president taught us a valuable lesson about civil discourse at his commencement address in South Bend.

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