cover image Beast, Eunuch & Glass-Eyed Child

Beast, Eunuch & Glass-Eyed Child

R. Powers, Ron Powers. Anchor Books, $13 (372pp) ISBN 978-0-385-41821-8

This collection of TV critic Powers's GQ columns since 1984 targets children's programs apparently calculated to appeal to future consumers; shallow news broadcasts; the unending procession of talk-show celebrities. ``The pieces reveal an articulate, civilized reviewer who is profoundly disturbed by certain trends in televisionland,'' said PW. (Oct.)