Robert Thompson

Professor of Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University

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Professor of Television and Popular Culture at Syracuse University and Founding Director of its Bleier Center for the Study of Popular Television; author of several books, including Television in the Antenna Age

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Netflix was recently in the news for removing an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. The episode was critical to the Saudi regime. Netflix pulled it only in Saudi Arabia.

What happened when Netflix tried to appease Saudi Arabia

Netflix was recently in the news for removing an episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. The episode was critical to the Saudi regime. Netflix pulled it only in Saudi Arabia.

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CNBC is hosting the third GOP presidential debate tonight at 5 p.m. But if you don’t have cable, you’re out of luck.

Are Cable-Only Debates Undemocratic?

CNBC is hosting the third GOP presidential debate tonight at 5 p.m. But if you don’t have cable, you’re out of luck.

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Last night was  episode thirteen  for the Republican presidential candidates. Has it been serious politics or reality TV?

Does Iowa Still Matter in the Age of TV?

Last night was episode thirteen for the Republican presidential candidates. Has it been serious politics or reality TV?

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