DAVID BIANCULLI

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2008
Feb
28
 
 
Tonight at 9 ET (check local listings), the PBS series "Great Performances" presents a milestone in live television: a concert, broadcast from North Korea, of Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic performing live from Pyongyang...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
27
 
 
The PBS series "American Masters" devotes tonight's installment to a performer with a very song, storied and musical history: Pete Seeger, the blacklisted banjo player whose career achievements include popularizing folk music, protesting the Vietnam War and spearheading a movement to clean up the Hudson River...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
26
 
 
In some ways, you had to be there. But in other ways, tonight's HBO documentary, "The Gates," captures much of the excitement, wonder and exhilaration of walking through Central Park three years ago, when artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude succeeded in mounting their two-week installation of thousands of saffron-colored gates throughout the park...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
25
 
 
Under unusual conditions and tough deadlines, both ABC's Oscar telecast and NBC's "Saturday Night Live" presented solid shows over the weekend. Both benefited greatly from their smartly chosen guest hosts - Jon Stewart and Tina Fey, respectively - both of whom were returning to familiar territory...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
22
 
 
What a terrific weekend for live television. Tomorrow night at 11:30 p.m. ET, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" returns for the first fresh show since the writers' strike began - and returns with one of TV's most talented comic writers, SNL alumnus Tina Fey, as the guest host. Brilliant choice...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
22
 
 
Christmas series episodes, animated specials, lifestyle programs, music, dance and documentaries are listed below.For TV movies and theatrical films with holiday themes, click here. As always: -- All times ET -- Broadcast day runs 5 AM to 5 AM (different from VCR/DVR clock) -- Schedules subject to change...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
22
 
 
Christmas-themed films and TV movies are listed below. For holiday series episodes, animated specials, lifestyle programs, music, dance and documentaries, click here. As always: -- All times ET -- Broadcast day runs 5 AM to 5 AM (different from VCR/DVR clock) -- Schedules subject to change...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
21
 
 
Below are highlights from this year's slate of Christmas/holiday specials, spanning music, variety, unscripted programs, and more. Please note: -- All times ET. -- Broadcast day runs 5 a.m.-5 a.m. (different from VCR/DVR timer). -- Channel schedules are subject to change. -- New shows are denoted with #. To locate specific titles, use your browser's "search" or "find" function. Tip: For additional airings, check your local listings and your cable system's On Demand offerings.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
21
 
 
Below are highlights of 2009's Christmas/holiday movie listings -- all times ET. Please note: -- All times ET. -- Broadcast day runs 5 a.m.-5 a.m. (different from VCR/DVR timer). -- Channel schedules are subject to change. -- New shows are denoted with #. To locate specific titles, use your browser's "search" or "find" function. Tip: For additional airings, check your local listings and your cable system's On Demand offerings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2008
Feb
21
 
 
I'm happy to report - thrilled, actually - that the two remaining pieces of the TV WORTH WATCHING puzzle are up and running, and ready for you to check out and (I hope) enjoy. Click on the TV JUKEBOX and FEEDBACK buttons on the navigation bar, and dive in...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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