Prime Times (2004) Lotsa well-known writers, including Nick Hornby, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Barry Hannah pick TV shows they dig in Prime Times . Most write as… 2004-08-03 Essays Nonfiction
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Prime Times (2004)

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B

Details Release Date: Aug 03, 2004; Writer: Douglas Bauer; Genres: Essays, Nonfiction

Lotsa well-known writers, including Nick Hornby, Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Barry Hannah pick TV shows they dig in Prime Times. Most write as though they were the first to discover significant cultural elements in TV junk (''Lost in Space,'' ''Gilligan's Island,'' etc.), but the best -- like Nora Ephron on ''The Mary Tyler Moore Show'' and the poet/music critic Lloyd Schwartz on Burns and Allen -- come up with fresh takes on the ways television can matter emotionally and intellectually.

Originally posted Aug 06, 2004 Published in issue #777 Aug 06, 2004 Order article reprints