Show Business: Biting the Hand

The New Bill Cosby Show, complained TV Critic David Sheehan, looked as if it had been written by high school dropouts. Gunsmoke should have blown away years ago, and Doris Day was little more than "peaches and cream cuteness" on her highly rated sitcom. Fair enough comment, except that all the shows happen to be on CBS, and Sheehan is critic for KNXT, a CBS-owned station in Los Angeles.

Though TV stations have had drama and movie reviewers for years, Sheehan is the first example of commercial TV regularly criticizing TV on the air.*...

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