Matthew Gilbert

Gilbert has been the TV critic at the Globe since 1998. He has also written about TV for Slate, appeared on NPR, and been managing editor at the Boston Review.

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Nixon, word for word in Shearer’s Web series

By , Globe Staff

Created by and starring comic Harry Shearer, “Nixon’s the One” is a collection of reenactments using transcripts of the president’s secret Oval Office recordings.

Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Wednesday

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Matthew Gilbert’s TV guide, includes “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” on ABC.

Still the czar of zeitgeist in Hollywood

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Mike Nichols is the czar of zeitgeist, a clever mainstream director with an uncanny knack for choosing subjects close to the heart of his time.

Holiday arts preview

Critic’s picks: Television

By , Globe Staff

A guide to holiday TV specials by Globe television critic Matthew Gilbert.