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Roberta Cruger

Columist, TMR

Covering Television

Roberta Cruger
Roberta Cruger was the founding media editor of Creem magazine and part of the original programming team at MTV. Her writing has since been published in Salon, The Believer, Smithsonian, MSN.com, and the LA Times magazine. She’s covered the green carpet and green room for Treehugger, and as US correspondent for the AFP’s RelaxNews wire service her coverage of the arts, pop culture and showbiz has appeared in outlets from The Independent UK to the Hindustan Times.


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Articles From Roberta Cruger
Monday Mar 25, 2013 00:00 AM ET
Spring at PBS: "Mr. Selfridge" with Jeremy Piven, sex and shopping, and "Call the Midwife" with babies and nuns.
Monday Oct 31, 2011 55:00 PM ET
It's Halloween, and the week's television programming kicks off in style. Here's what you should be watching...
Monday Oct 24, 2011 20:00 PM ET
With fantasy, fairy tales, sci-fi, and the supernatural overwhelming television this season -- Grimm is this week’s newbie -- it’s no wonder the latest female comedies and detective dramas pale. Some exceptions this week include Whitechapel. Also, Brian Williams delivers...
Monday Oct 17, 2011 50:00 PM ET
TV highlights for the week of October 17, and there's something here for every taste.
Monday Oct 10, 2011 55:00 PM ET
With programming like this, wonder why shows like Puppies vs. Babies, Hairy Bikers, and Why Am I Still Single get on the air?
Monday Oct 3, 2011 20:00 PM ET
The fall season is off and still running with more premieres on the networks and satellite channels as well as finales (Breaking Bad), films (Scorsese on George Harrison) and reality (Say Yes to the Dress), and spooky stuff like Harry...
Monday Sep 26, 2011 10:00 PM ET
This week's television highlights, from Homeland to House.
Monday Sep 19, 2011 55:00 PM ET
Host Jane Lynch cinched the Emmy show with a smirk, a wink and lines like: “A lot of people are very curious why I’m a lesbian…Ladies and gentleman, the cast of Entourage.” There were fun moments, welcome upsets, worthy...
Monday Sep 19, 2011 30:00 PM ET
With the fall season upon us, attention is on next year’s Emmy winners with lots of new shows rolling out this week.
Wednesday Sep 14, 2011 20:00 AM ET
The debuts of the new fall season begin to rollout this week with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (a/k/a Sarah Michelle Gellar) returning to television as her own evil twin. Kate and her 8 say goodbye and Anderson Cooper says hello...
Monday Sep 5, 2011 55:00 PM ET
This weekly guide to the TV grid sifts through countless channel offerings to cull recommended highlights.
Monday Aug 29, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Smugglers, aliens and drugs, oh my. Among the reality show debuts this week, from American Chopper to All-American Handyman, several hot shows hit the screen covering weird science, strange inventions, food obsessions and reshaping our image of plus-sizes. The...
Monday Aug 22, 2011 15:00 PM ET
TV highlights during the week of August 21.
Monday Aug 15, 2011 00:00 PM ET
Here are some TV highlights upcoming this week - from the silly (Hair Battles) to the sublime (White Stripes doc) and BBC America’s "Dramaville" drama, The Hour.
Friday Jul 29, 2011 55:00 PM ET
VH1 celebrates MTV's early days - when it played music - and a former staffer pines for videos on the channel again.
Monday Jul 25, 2011 05:00 PM ET
Celeb rehab guru, Dr. Drew weighs in on Amy Winehouse and addiction, July 25 at 9 pm on HLN
Sunday Jul 24, 2011 40:00 PM ET
Entourage and Project Runway launch this week, Elijah Wood's sitcom, Frontline's pot doc, MTV music videos return, and more.
Sunday Jul 17, 2011 40:00 PM ET
An adaptation of three Aurelio Zen detective novels places the scrupulous investigator in the middle of conflicting corrupt forces.

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