James Poniewozik

TV critic for the New York Times

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Chief television critic for the New York Times

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This election night is made for TV news. History is made on the spot. Viewers expect shocking announcements, infamous corrections, and lessons in electoral law.

How TV networks plan to cover 2020 election night

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Night two of the Republican National Convention featured speeches from members of the Trump family, most notably Melania Trump.

TV critic compares and contrasts Republican and Democratic National Conventions

Night two of the Republican National Convention featured speeches from members of the Trump family, most notably Melania Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday.

TV coverage of impeachment is a lot different now than it was during Watergate

Public hearings into the impeachment inquiry started Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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