DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Feb
16
 
 
A heavily-tattooed, leather-clad drifter carrying drugs and several weapons is whacked. Male, five-foot-two, 110 pounds, approximately forty-five years old. Goes by the name Ötzi the Iceman. Assailant unknown...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jan
4
 
 
With the recent terrorist attacks in Paris fresh in our minds, it is worth reflecting on the one at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo... Smithsonian Channel's look back is a superficial one that refuses to bring perspective, analysis, or even very good storytelling...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
26
 
 
If you choose to gather 'round the telly after your Thanksgiving gorge, Ric Burns’ The Pilgrims is a great way to spend 90 minutes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
25
 
 
The Nova documentary patiently sketches the emerging contours of the genius’s special and general theories, then follows the careers of those ideas beyond his death...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
14
 
 
The Smithsonian special offers the first U.S. television showing of segments of interviews of bunker survivors taped in 1948...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
11
 
 
Nova is picking up the pace. The subject of this three-part series literally crawls at a glacial pace, but not this series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
25
 
 
There is no mistaking the message of this crisp, linear documentary. Hint: Look at the subtitle.  You are sitting on it, dear television couch potato...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
10
 
 
We expect substance and balance from PBS’s stalwart American Experience franchise.  Do we get it from this week's new two-part JFK documentary?  Sort of...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
27
 
 
...Oddly, this mash-up of grade-C TV and movie editing techniques makes for two hours of compelling and mostly convincing television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
17
 
 
PBS's The Dust Bowl arrives at a propitious moment. Superstorm Sandy recently flooded, pounded, or otherwise disrupted every state East of the Mississippi, but the massive dust storms of the 1930s were by far our nation’s greatest environmental disaster...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Sicilia

David Sicilia is a business historian and commentator at the University of Maryland, where he tries to convince business students that history matters and history students that business matters (newest course: MoneyLand: Business in American Culture). He's written books about Alan Greenspan's image, American entrepreneurs, and the evolution of the U.S. corporation, among other things. He has been a talking head, with body attached, on NPR, CNBC, CNN Financial News, Bloomberg Financial Television, DR-1 Danish Public Television, and NHK Television Japan.
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: An advance copy of David’s upcoming book from Doubleday has just arrived! The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now available on Amazon for pre-order for its November 15th release. You can read some of the dustcover summary here, including: “Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television,…he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated series and the variety show. David Bianculli's book is the first to date to examine, in depth and in detail and with a keen critical and historical sense, including exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.” —TVWW

 

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