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2008
Oct
31
 
 
"Five more days," Jon Stewart said Thursday on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart. holding up his outstretched fingers. He was counting down to Election Day -- but it's also a countdown to the end of Stewart's astoundingly funny, incisive, important coverage of this marathon political campaign...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
31
 
 
Politics and entertainment meet in two must-see ways this weekend. Watergate becomes a Hollywood drama, and Arab musicians cross cultural boundaries to join forces with American rockers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
30
 
 
Fright flicks and creepy comedy are all over the tube for Halloween... Young Frankenstein. Phantom of the Paradise...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
30
 
 
Is NBC's "30 Rock" the "Cheers" of the 21st century -- or "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd?" We'll find out tonight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
29
 
 
After a full season of major league baseball, and more than a year of presidential campaigning, the end is in sight for all the players -- and even at this late date, the outcome is in doubt and each move is critical...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
28
 
 
Suspending Game 5 of the World Series last night may have been a logistical nightmare -- but resuming it is likely to be even trickier...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
27
 
 
Sunday night, actor Jon Hamm delivered another expected performance of excellence in the second-season finale of AMC's "Mad Men." But the night before, as guest host of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," his excellence as a comic actor was much more of a surprise. And a delightful one...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
27
 
 
The way politics is today, the way world conflicts are evolving, the way we take everything so seeeriously, there's something to be said for finding ways to make your salient point with humor...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
26
 
 
The movies' original frightmeisters strut their stuff tonight on Turner Classic Movies. And 80 years later, it still holds up...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Oct
24
 
 
It's a great weekend for "Mad Men" fans. First, Jon Hamm, the talented star of that show, is the guest host of this week's new edition of NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Then, on Sunday, AMC presents the second-season "Mad Men" finale...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 available on Amazon for $20.

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