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Phil Rosenthal

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Phil Rosenthal joined the Tribune as media columnist in 2005. He previously was a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, Los Angeles Daily News and The Capital Times of Madison, Wis., specializing in sports, television and pop culture. He believes most people skip over these bios.

Recent Articles

  • Television violence results from television mediocrity

    JEFF Greenfield, one of the moderators of Monday's big industrywide violence-on-TV conference in Beverly Hills, noted rTC that depictions of violence in Greek tragedy occurred off stage. The tragedy of American entertainment, as in American life, is that violence is front and center. It is everywhere,...

  • 'Price of Passion,' doesn't have much

    There just aren't enough courtroom dramas playing out on television these days, are there? The latest to be thrown into the mix is NBC's two-part movie "Trial: The Price of Passion," scheduled for 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and it's not all that interesting -- even for fiction. It's on a par with...

  • 'Price of Passion,' doesn't have any zest to lose

    Los Angeles -- There just aren't enough courtroom dramas playing out on television these days, are there? The latest to be thrown into the mix is NBC's two-part movie "Trial: The Price of Passion," scheduled for 9 p.m. Sunday and Monday, and it's not all that interesting -- even for fiction. It's...

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