DAVID BIANCULLI

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2016
Sep
3
 
 
Cue the pom-poms shot and loosen your neck for a head-swiveling holiday weekend of college football. Yes, the world is right again, with the return of the earnest, over-performing amateurs who earn millions for their schools...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
18
 
 
They are the behemoths that bestride suburban and rural shopping stops across America. They are the monsters that their opponents say ate Main Street mom and pop stores...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
31
 
 
A tuxedo isn’t necessary, although it does seem quite appropriate tonight. When the nation’s top four college football teams collide on New Year’s eve to decide who’ll meet two weeks from now in suburban Phoenix to crown the national champion, this day – more than all the others during this ESPN-prolonged bowl buffet – matters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Dec
19
 
 
College football bowls represent binge watching on a grand scale... The real pros are about to be tested. Beginning Saturday, 42 football bowl games will be played in contests that range from old guard and traditional to some head-scratching matchups...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
3
 
 
The egalitarian season is under way. College football... It’s egalitarian because every state has a college or university that purports to play football at some level...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jul
18
 
 
This Open Championship could be a good one. Jordan Spieth enters the week having won both majors for this year and is favored to win the third one...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
18
 
 
The 115th U.S. Open is scheduled to tee off Thursday on a new course – 8 years old – that is making its debut as an Open championship venue. That means, other than Jordan Spieth, no other recognized competitor has played for a cup on Chambers Bay...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Apr
9
 
 
This is golf’s holy week, and the cathedral doors will be open at Augusta National for the repentant to come to the altar. And judging by his performance at the Masters press conference this week, no one is more repentant than Tiger Woods...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
16
 
 
Get out the dictionary of clichés, the thesaurus of hyperbole and anything else that will help interpret Dick Vitale’s ranting. It’s time for the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. So much about this tournament and this time of year is such fun that it’s hard to settle on a favorite moment...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
31
 
 
Leading roles for minority actors remain scarce, but this TV season brought some major achievements for network programming and the advertisers who support them...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Gerald Jordan

Gerald B. Jordan is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Arkansas. Earlier in his career, he was a respected, unusually well-dressed TV critic for the Kansas City Star.
 
 

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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