DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

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2013
Nov
20
 
 
By the time Les Brown published his first Encyclopedia of Televisionin 1978, he was already worthy of an entry of his own.,,,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
22
 
 
A golden age of television is now blindingly aglitter, if you agree with the critics and the fans who gush about Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Homeland... But what about the original “golden” age?
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
5
 
 
We saw mushroom clouds in our nightmares.  Fallout freaked us out. We had plenty more to fear than fear itself...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Sep
29
 
 
The pitch: Washington Irving rises to avenge the ripoff and reconfiguring of not only The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, but also the plot of his other best known story, Rip Van Winkle...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Sep
8
 
 

Mr. Peabody, the erudite dog in the Bullwinkle cartoons, had his WABAC (“way back”) machine for visiting the past. George Foster Peabody, no relation, has his own version... A very large time capsule...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
27
 
 
“Mr. Television Studies” may not be a zingy moniker, but it suits the courtly scholar and overseer of the most revered prize for TV, radio and other electronic media...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
1
 
 
The 2012 programs picked for Peabody recognition included everything from a documentary about Tibetan nomads to HBO's Girls...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Mar
1
 
 
Dale Robertson, who joined those ghost riders in the sky this week at the age of 89, was the first celebrity I ever met. And though I went on to interview hundreds more as a media and entertainment writer, it’s still one of my favorite encounters...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
21
 
 
Let’s have a moment of silence for Buck Biggers, and follow it up with a rousing sing-along of the theme from his best-known contribution to television: Underdog...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jan
25
 
 
There were no high-tech swivel chairs at the recent Atlanta auditions for the forthcoming edition of NBC’s The Voice. Just one anonymous talent scout and a long, long line...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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