At the end of Premiere Week, CBS does what it does best, offering a new murder-and-mayhem series on Thursday and a medical entry with a ghost on Friday. Both tweak the network's time-tested formula of open-and-shut cases every night, wrapped up in the ongoing saga of the lead characters' lives.
Man, that Hurricane Irene. So wet. So windy. It was wet and windy in North Carolina's Kill Devil Hills, where Fox News' John Roberts got buffeted, and on Nags Head, where the Weather Channel's Mike Seidel took it on the chin - and all the way down into his soggy socks.
Jonathan Storm has watched television since he was 5 years old. He would wake up early, turn on the TV and watch the test patterns as he waited for The Modern Farmer to begin. Five years later, he began his news career as editor-in-chief of the mimeographed newspaper in Mr. Merrill's fifth-grade class.
He spent six years as a true journalist at the Rutland Herald (Vt.) and six more at the Detroit Free Press. He joined The Inquirer in 1982, working as an editor in various departments. In 1987, he edited the newspaper's special sections on the Constitution and a companion four-month series. The package won a national award from the Benjamin Franklin Foundation as best special Constitution coverage by a newspaper.
Seeing an opportunity to watch television for a living, he grabbed it and became The Inquirer's television critic in 1990. His reviews appear in the Daily Magazine.