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"Clive James was a television critic from 1972 until 1982. Selections from the column were published in three books — Visions Before Midnight, The Crystal Bucket and Glued to the Box – and finally in a compendium, On Television."

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Television criticism is the act of writing or speaking about television programming with a view to evaluating its worth, meaning and other aspects.

Such criticism can be found in daily newspapers, on culture discussion shows (on TV and radio) and in specialist books and periodicals.

Where television criticism appears

Since television is so accessible to so many people most newspapers carry TV listings and this is often accompanied by criticism even just to the extent of recommending a particular programme or programmes from that day's selection of viewing.

Television will often provide a forum for criticising itself. In the UK Newsnight Review hosts a weekly discussion on the arts with a television series often featuring. Also in the UK is Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe which takes an incisive though humorous look at current television.

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