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Eric Deggans

St. Petersburg, Florida
TV Critic — NPR
Covers:  local tv, radio, race, social equality, tv, sports media, pop culture, online media, gay rights, media, politics, diversity/minority affairs, books, social media, internet

TV Critic, NPR. Board member/judge Peabody Awards. Author: Race-Baiter: How Media Wield Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation. Father. Drummer. Lover of fine irony

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Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic, crafting stories and commentaries for the network’s shows, such as Morning Edition, Here & Now and All Things Considered, along with writing material for and the website’s blogs such as Code Switch, Monkey See and The Two Way. He came t...

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May 26, 2017

Why TV shows critical of President Trump are seeing higher ratings as TV's broadcast season ends. 

May 26, 2017

This is why writing about pop culture for @NPR can be such a pain in the you-know-where: 

May 25, 2017

The only reason I'm interested in this TV version of Get Shorty is because Ray Romano and Chris O'Dowd are in it. 

May 25, 2017

I think the guy in charge of part of the system should be thinking about those issues, not blaming those he's supposed to be serving.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

regional news reporter in Pittsburgh's northern suburbs

Have you ever used a typewriter?

yes. to write up photos assignment forms in my first newspaper job.

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Larry Wilmore, senior black correspondent on The Daily Show.