It can be hard to cut through the white noise of TV. That's why Bob Thompson joins Boston Public Radio every week to help us find the best and avoid the worst that TV has to offer. This week, Thompson barely tolerated the numerous late night jokes about Pete Buttigieg's name, praised PBS' American Reconstruction, and is excited to watch the upcoming White House Correspondent's dinner, which for the first time in many years, will not have a comedian host.

Thompson is the founding director of the Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture, and a trustee professor of television and popular culture at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.