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TV Violence and Aggression
Has a new study found a smoking gun or a weak link?
March 17, 2003
Unholy Matrimony
'Married by America' fails on many levels.
March 7, 2003
'Big Fat' Wears Thin
Plus: Good-bye Mr. Rogers.
February 28, 2003
The Young & the Reckless
Redeeming moments on ‘Real World: Las Vegas’ are far and few between.
February 21, 2003
Reality Meets Fiction
New cable show seeks to blur the line.
February 14, 2003
Lessons from the Apollo Program
Keys to NASA’s future lie in its past.
February 3, 2003
Channel Hopping...
Jimmy Kimmel, the February Sweeps, and a talking horse.
January 31, 2003
'Idol'-Mania
Is it worthy?
January 24, 2003
'Richter' Scales Comedic Heights
Plus: Winter's Reality Avalanche.
January 17, 2003
About Our New Site Design...
January 14, 2003
Revisiting ‘Boston’ and ‘Ed’
Midterm grades for two junior year shows.
January 10, 2003
Book Club Update
Next Selection: 'The House of the Spirits' by Isabel Allende.
January 7, 2003
'Joe Millionaire': A Sad Reality?
Fox is at it again.
January 5, 2003
Of Amazing Races and Starving Survivors
The top-rated reality show is no longer the best.
December 20, 2002
Trading Spaces, Carving Faces
The good, the bad & the ugly of television’s makeover mania.
December 13, 2002
The Great Smothers Brothers Controversy
Could it happen again?
December 6, 2002
Cathode Rays of Hope
Ten things TV viewers can be thankful for.
November 22, 2002
Sex and the Family Hour
Are these ‘Friends’ a bad influence?
November 15, 2002
Reality Check-up
When television goes bad.
November 8, 2002
The State of The Partial Observer Address
Transcript from the Second Anniversary Gala held on November 3, 2002.
November 4, 2002
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Author Bio:  Mark D. Johnson
Mark D. Johnson is the founder, editor, and webmaster of The Partial Observer. He wrote commentary on the television industry for the PO during the 2002-03 season. He was once an active jazz musician, but kept his day job, and now observes the world primarily from his home in Virginia, where he lives with his wife Laurel and newborn son Lukas. A native of Jamestown, New York, he has also lived in Chicago and St. Paul.

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