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TV/Radio Critic John Kiesewetter has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Tempo section. He has been the newspaper's TV/Radio critic since 1985.

He has had a lifelong interest in radio and television. He made his TV debut at age 3 with his sisters and brother on Cincinnati's Uncle Al Show on Dec. 28, 1956.

His column philosophy: "I understand that people are very busy, so I try to inform everyone about TV gems worth watching through my column."

D E C E M B E R   2 0 0 1
McConnell ready to pinch-hit for Limbaugh Dec 18
Americans not loading plates with TV 'comfort food' Dec 9
Fox pinned ranking on us Dec 4
Show helps toys tick Dec 3

N O V E M B E R   2 0 0 1
Fuller trying to return to Channel 5 Nov 27
TV reality sends Little packing Nov 26
Channel 64 weighs 10 o'clock newscast Nov 19
New roll call on 'NYPD Blue' Nov 5

O C T O B E R   2 0 0 1
Comedy climate is in flux Oct 29
Networks get real, pull reality TV Oct 23
'Saddles' blazed with lucky casting coincidence Oct 22
WLW-AM tops radio ratings again Oct 19
Trekkers' thumbs mostly up for 'Enterprise' Oct 17
WGUC wants to help N.Y. station Oct 16
In 'Smallville,' Superman is bewildered teen Oct 15
We love 'Lucy' 50 years later Oct 14
George Clooney may visit 'ER' Oct 12
Can 'reality' shows survive? Oct 11
'Local News' goes behind anchor desk Oct 9
Reds, golf pre-empted for war Oct 7
Helicopter traffic reports stay grounded Oct 2

S E P T E M B E R   2 0 0 1
How long will kinder, gentler entertainment last? Sep 23
Middletown grad mixes medicine and TV Sep 10
Television Sep 9
One 'Amazing' show, one 'Lost' opportunity Sep 5
Carrie Fisher tackles wacky issues Sep 3

A U G U S T   2 0 0 1
Larry Smith, puppets return to TV Aug 31
Time Warner brings back Bravo Aug 30
Naomi Judd shares her down-home philosophy Aug 20
In 'History vs. Hollywood' history is usually a loser Aug 6

J U L Y   2 0 0 1
Mole' changes please ex-player July 31
Former Channel 12 reporter finds a new calling July 30
Surviving new reality show murder July 24
'Emeril' needs seasoning before fall debut July 23
'Enterprise' treks back to beginning July 22
Reba storms Broadway, then gets her sitcom July 19
King cites city's unrest July 17
Britney wants new sexy image July 16
A look at the weather reveals redundancy July 9
Sportscaster a must-see in sitcom July 8
Time Warner's Channel 25 snub remains a mystery July 2

J U N E   2 0 0 1
'Hayride' went national 50 years ago Jun. 18
'Action Auction' hits record Jun. 12
Warner adds 2 channels, not UPN Jun. 5
TV movie bashes Cincinnati Jun. 4

M A Y   2 0 0 1
WB buys Norwood native's sitcom May 29
'Cool' should be required watching May 22
The year that was in TV May 21
NBC cooks up new fall lineup May 15
PBS lifts the veil on Islamic religion May 7
Fraser leaves 19 for Denver May 1

A P R I L   2 0 0 1
Time Warner may be 'Buffy' slayer April 30
Teach kids skills to avoid stupid stunts April 29
Oldies get younger as WGRR adds '70s songs April 25
PBS portrays Foster as pop's true father April 23
Top 2 WCPO news jobs vacant April 10
Sipowicz remains an original April 3

M A R C H   2 0 0 1

F E B R U A R Y   2 0 0 1
'Survivor 3' taking applications Feb. 20
Lincolns fought dark battles at home Feb. 19
Real jackasses are MTV programmers Feb. 18
'C.S.I.' finds success as 'how-done-it' TV Feb. 14
Bengal might be 'Kiss The Bride' winner Feb. 12
Jerry Springer sitcom won't happen Feb. 9
Reality Check Feb. 8
Surviving the fame Feb. 7
Odyssey ends in Butler County Feb. 6
'Inside the Osmonds' leaves too much out Feb. 5
'Wishbone' search comes up dry Feb. 2
Survivor, Day 2 Feb. 1

J A N U A R Y   2 0 0 1
Find gems among the junk of sweeps Jan. 31
Joy of 'Survivor' is the bickering Jan. 29
'Survivor,' Super Bowl TV dream team Jan. 26
'Gilmore Girls' emerges as excellent family drama Jan. 24
'Lions' introduces The Bard to kids Jan. 23
Kathie Lee is doing fine, thank you Jan. 21
Celebs deepen digs at Bush Jan. 19
Midler in search of a better 'Bette' Jan. 17
NBC confident they'll keep 'Frasier' Jan. 16
Mariemont grandmother could be perfect 'Mole' Jan. 15
'Three Sisters' taken from Lakota grad's family Jan. 14
New XFL offers WWF-style football Jan. 12
New 'Survivor' competitors younger, tougher Jan. 11
Fox can't resist temptation to offer sleazy reality Jan. 10
'Sisters' ends NBC's bad humor Jan. 9
Bengal rookie wants to 'Kiss the Bride' Jan. 8