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Tim Cuprisin is the media columnist for OnMilwaukee.com. He's been a journalist for 30 years, starting in 1979 as a police reporter at the old City News Bureau of Chicago, a legendary wire service that's the reputed source of the journalistic maxim "if your mother says she loves you, check it out." He spent a couple years in the mean streets of his native Chicago, and then moved on to the Green Bay Press-Gazette and USA Today, before coming to the Milwaukee Journal in 1986.

A general assignment reporter, Cuprisin traveled Eastern Europe on several projects, starting with a look at Poland after five years of martial law, and a tour of six countries in the region after the Berlin Wall opened and Communism fell. He spent six weeks traversing the lands of the former Yugoslavia in 1994, linking Milwaukee Serbs, Croats and Bosnians with their war-torn homeland.

In the fall of 1994, a lifetime of serious television viewing earned him a daily column in the Milwaukee Journal (and, later the Journal Sentinel) focusing on TV and radio. For 15 years, he has chronicled the changes rocking broadcasting, both nationally and in Milwaukee, an effort he continues at OnMilwaukee.com.

When he's not watching TV, Cuprisin enjoys tending to his vegetable garden in the backyard of his home in Whitefish Bay, cooking and traveling.



Recent Articles
 
 Movies & TV - November 16, 2011
 OnMedia: It sounds like curtains for NBC's "Community"
 "Community" isn't on NBC's mid-season schedule. No, that's not a good sign for the innovative sitcom created by Milwaukee's Dan Harmon.
 
 Movies & TV - November 15, 2011
 OnMedia: JS Online shoots Herman Cain video to networks
 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel picked up a lot of national attention for a clip of Herman Cain seeming a little flustered over Libya. ... Bad news for "Community." ... So long, Regis.
 
 Movies & TV - November 14, 2011
 OnMedia: A busy, busy few days
 Yes, it does sound like Christmas on the radio. ... Two departures from Channel 4. ... Lots of Emmys for Channel 6.
 
 Movies & TV - November 8, 2011
 OnMedia: Don't be afraid, it's only a test, a national test
 If you're watching TV or listening to the radio at 1 p.m. Wednesday, get ready for a test.
 
 Movies & TV - November 7, 2011
 OnMedia: A heroic Milwaukeean's quiet fight against Hitler
 The World War II saga of Mildred Fish-Harnack is little known. But her efforts against Hitler from within Germany is told well in a new Wisconsin Public TV documentary. ... WTMJ-AM scores again in October. ... Time Warner Cable adds a few more HD channels.
 
 Movies & TV - November 3, 2011
 OnMedia: Adam, it's LAMbeau, not LamBEAU.
 Adam Richman took his "Man Vs. Food Nation" to Titletown and covered the necessary bases.
 
 Movies & TV - November 2, 2011
 OnMedia: The media lessons keep coming from Herman Cain
 It's not clear that he'll learn them, but Herman Cain's handling of the Politico investigations into sexual harassment claims against him provide great tips into how not to handle such a mess. ... Another Wisconsin visit for the Travel Channel's Adam Richman.
 
 Movies & TV - November 1, 2011
 OnMedia: It looks like Channel 12 may be OK without Oprah
 The first measurement of Channel 12's performance with ratings powerhouse Oprah Winfrey at 4 offers a little comforting news to the ABC affiliate. ... Don't worry about Fox dropping its programming from DirecTV. That was never going happen. ... If you're looking for Christmas on TV already, there's a comprehensive listing available.
 
 Movies & TV - October 31, 2011
 OnMedia: Herman, what were you thinking?
 The use of viral videos can be a valuable campaign tool. Or they can be really dumb.
 
 Movies & TV - October 28, 2011
 OnMedia: Some ratings numbers, before the iPad
 Channel 4 started its iPad promotion on Thursday promotion to boost 10 p.m. news ratings, and here are some numbers before that entered the Nielsen equation. ...
 


Recent Podcasts
 
Movies and Television - February 16, 2010
 Danny Gokey talks about his relationship with Adam Lambert
"American Idol" contestant Danny Gokey talks about his relationship with Adam Lambert.
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