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New Reader Invitational Announced
'Spectacular Sporting'
November 4, 2002
'John Doe' Gets Lost
Who is he, and why am I watching this show?
November 1, 2002
Pleasant 'Dreams'
New series aims high.
October 25, 2002
'Firefly' Sparkles with Potential
Space... once again... the final frontier.
October 18, 2002
'Saturday Night Live' Pronounced Dead On Arrival
Season premiere meets low expectations.
October 11, 2002
TV's Brave New Cop Show
'Boomtown' delivers a fresh perspective. Column Debut.
October 4, 2002
Pizza Hut Goes Deep
Chicago-style pizza is finally available nationwide. But is it authentic?
October 1, 2002
Rooting for 'Bonnie'
Bonnie Hunt's new sitcom has promise, but then, so did her other shows.
September 19, 2002
Newsstand Sampler
Magazine Picks of the Week.
August 20, 2002
Woody on Woody
TCM spotlights the films of Woody Allen.
May 17, 2002
Old School and New Wave
TV Reviews: Two freshman dramas offer contrasting styles. ‘The Education of Max Bickford’ and ‘24’
January 17, 2002
Keillor Unbound
Book Review: Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon Summer 1956
January 4, 2002
Classical 'Piano Man'
CD Review: Fantasies & Delusions, solo piano music composed by Billy Joel.
December 8, 2001
The State of The Partial Observer Address
Transcript from the First Anniversary Gala held at the Hotel de Grandeur's Virtual Ballroom in Chicago on November 5, 2001
November 10, 2001
New York Transformed.
September 22, 2001
'Amazing Race' Might Be Just That
TV Review: CBS hopes for another reality ratings winner.
September 6, 2001
Pop Fiction with Style
Book Review: Stephen King’s Dreamcatcher
August 12, 2001
'Big Brother 2': Righting Some Wrongs
CBS tries to make a winner out of a loser.
July 8, 2001
Getting a Grip on Reality TV
The highs and lows of television's megatrend.
June 30, 2001
Evolution of a Superstar
New York exhibit showcases architect Frank Gehry’s spiraling success.
May 25, 2001
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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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