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2017
Jan
17
 
 
On this day in 1984, the Supreme Court ruled that it was legal for individuals to record television shows on home video recording devices for later viewing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
13
 
 
This day in 1996 marked the debut of AMC's first scripted series, Remember WENN...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
9
 
 
On this day in 1995, CBS introduced the post-Late Show talk show, The Late, Late Show with Tom Snyder...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
18
 
 
On this day in 1966, CBS introduced the animated version of Dr. Seuss' children's story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
20
 
 
On this day in 1983, ABC presented The Day After, a miniseries depicting the aftermath of a fictional nuclear war...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
18
 
 
This day in 2006 marked the final telecast of NBC's Will & Grace, the late-nineties equivalent of The Odd Couple...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
5
 
 
On this day in 2002, MTV introduced the reality series, The Osbournes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
2
 
 
On this day in 2009, actor/comedian Jimmy Fallon took the reins of NBC's Late Night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
24
 
 
On this day in 1996, HBO debuted The Late Shift, a telefilm based on the book by New York Times TV critic Bill Carter that chronicled the contentious competition between David Letterman and Jay Leno for the retiring Johnny Carson's Tonight Show seat...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Feb
14
 
 
On this day in 1993, CBS aired part one of the three-part miniseries, Alex Haley's Queen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

TV WW

 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: David’s new book from Doubleday, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now avaialble on Amazon.

Doubleday says: “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."

"The Platinum Age of Television is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV. For instance, animation evolved from Rocky and His Friends to South Park; variety shows moved from The Ed Sullivan Show to Saturday Night Live; and family sitcoms grew from I Love Lucy to Modern Family. A high point is the author’s interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer and many others...Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 

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The Letters of 'Victoria'
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This Day in TV History

 
 
 
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