Eric Deggans http://redriverradio.org en Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations http://redriverradio.org/post/snubs-and-successes-6-lessons-learned-years-emmy-nominations There are things you could quibble about in the array of nominations announced today for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.<p>No best drama series nomination for CBS' <em>The Good Wife</em>, though several stars got acting nods. No acting nomination for <em>Orphan Black</em> star Tatiana Maslany, though she plays about eight different roles on BBC America's clone-focused adventure drama. No best variety show nod for John Oliver's increasingly stellar <em>Last Week Tonight</em> on HBO. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:03:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 47039 at http://redriverradio.org Snubs And Successes: 6 Lessons Learned From This Year's Emmy Nominations Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News http://redriverradio.org/post/diane-sawyers-world-news-departure-sets-big-changes-abc-news Diane Sawyer will leave her job as anchor of ABC News' flagship program, <em>World New</em>s, during the last week of August, capping a five-year run at the show and kicking off an anchor shuffle at the network.<p><em>Good Morning America </em>co-anchor George Stephanopoulos, who was widely seen as Sawyer's likely successor, won't go to <em>World News</em>. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:18:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 46287 at http://redriverradio.org Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News 'Freedom Summer' And 'The Watsons': Powerful TV About A Civil Rights Journey http://redriverradio.org/post/freedom-summer-and-watsons-powerful-tv-about-civil-rights-journey <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz0GpAB0Uf0</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 46237 at http://redriverradio.org 'Freedom Summer' And 'The Watsons': Powerful TV About A Civil Rights Journey Sputtering On Fumes, 'True Blood' Has Outstayed Its Welcome http://redriverradio.org/post/sputtering-fumes-true-blood-has-outstayed-its-welcome HBO's <em>True Blood</em>, which returns for its final season Sunday, is a prime example of a TV show that kept going long after it should have ended. It's not alone, though: Other shows have stayed too long at the party, including <em>Dexter</em> and <em>Law & Order: SVU</em>. Why is it that some shows stay on air well after they've run out of creative juice? <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:20:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 46071 at http://redriverradio.org Let's Be Careful Out There: The Legacy Of 'Hill Street Blues' http://redriverradio.org/post/lets-be-careful-out-there-legacy-hill-street-blues This is the moment that launched a TV revolution, every week. The police roll call: Sgt. Thu, 08 May 2014 20:54:00 +0000 Eric Deggans 44013 at http://redriverradio.org Let's Be Careful Out There: The Legacy Of 'Hill Street Blues'