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Moraes on TV: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007

The Smell of Burning Bridge

It's not often The Reporters Who Cover Television get a chance to ask what it's like to work at NBC of a TV series writer who really doesn't care whether he/she ever works again for NBC. This rare treat was afforded TRWCT during a BBC America Q&A session at Summer...

By Maura McCarthy  |  July 14, 2007; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2007  
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Women and the Cable Nets That Love Them

*It's Everything's Better on Cable time at Summer TV Press Tour 2007! Today's Theme: Cable has the richest roles for actresses -- ever! "This seems to be maybe the richest time for actresses on television -- any theories as to why that is?" one critic asked the cast and crew...

By Maura McCarthy  |  July 13, 2007; 7:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2007  
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Jane Austen's 'Re-dos and Ratings'

In "You've Got Mail," Tom Hanks told Meg Ryan she struck him as the kind of person who read Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" every year like he meant it to sting. Jane Austen Fanatics took it personally. (JAF's are only slightly less weirdsmobile than Scary Sci Fi People who...

By Maura McCarthy  |  July 12, 2007; 6:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
Categories:  Summer TV Press Tour 2007  
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Thinking Too Hard at PBS

PBS days at a press tour are always mentally taxing. You have to use those parts of your brain you don't have to use when covering any of the other networks -- which is to say most of your brain. During a Q&A session with science writer Tim Ferris about...

By Maura McCarthy  |  July 11, 2007; 8:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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