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Why We Love Ad Agency Shows So Much

Television programs have long been interested in the advertising agency as a setting. Think Bewitched and Thirty-something. Tonight, a new program on TNT called Trust Me also takes viewers into the world of making ads. Critic Andrew Wallenstein says that ad agencies fascinate us because they explore the intersection of creativity and commerce.

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Andrew Wallenstein
Andrew Wallenstein is the television critic for NPR's Day to Day. He is also an editor at The Hollywood Reporter, where he covers television and digital media out of Los Angeles. Wallenstein is also the co-host of the weekly TV Guide Channel series Square Off. His essay on Holocaust films was published in Best Jewish Writing 2003 (Jossey-Bass), and he has also written for The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Business Week. He has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
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