Amazed at Critics' Surprise TOM STEMPEL, Tom Stempel is a professor of cinema at L.A. City College. The paperback edition of his latest book, "Storytellers to the Nation: A History of American Television Writing," will be published in February by Syracuse University Press
'American President' Misses the Reality BURT PRELUTSKY, Burt Prelutsky is a former humor columnist for The Times and the writer of several award-winning TV scripts for such shows as "Mary Tyler Moore," "MASH" and "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman."
It's Not the Networks That Shy Away From Religion DAVID COLE, David Cole is a freelance writer, lecturer and documentary film producer. He has written and lectured both here and abroad about religion and the media and American ideological groups. He has also produced documentaries about World War II