The Darkest Night

Friday, October 21, 2005


Just as Arab-language broadcasters know that people stay in during Ramadan, American broadcasters assume that people go out on Saturday night. Once a time for testing offbeat and experimental shows, now Saturday is a wasteland of reruns, movies and college football. NBC executive Mitch Metcalf tells Brooke that in the cut-throat world of TV Monopoly, Saturday is Baltic Avenue. But cultural critic Steven Stark reminds us of some notable exceptions.

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