While her columns remained popular with readers few newspapers carried them due to the impossibility of categorization. " In her later years Harriet Van Horne said "For all my criticism I almost enjoyed 'Playhouse 90' compared to the canned shows from Universal or all that cowboy and cop nonsense. " She said that TV review was arduous work commenting "Imagine having to review 'I Love Lucy' 20 times or 'Gunsmoke' 10 times.
Harriet Van Horne (May 17 1920 — January 15 1998) was an American newspaper columnist and film/television critic. She was a writer for many years at the New York World-Telegram and its successors.