Month: November 2010

Dancing with Democracy

While controversy is nothing new for reality TV, the political overtones of Bristol Palin’s run on Dancing with the Stars illuminate the genre’s tenuous relationship with the principles of democracy.


Media, Mothers, and Me

CBS’s The Good Wife doesn’t shy away from the challenges its protagonist faces in negotiating her adult life, something more than we tend to expect to see on television, where story lines often trade in emotionally false dichotomies.