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2013
Nov
8
 
 
Last month, I stood at the grave of Lee Harvey Oswald, on what would have been his 74th birthday, with the actor who portrays him...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Sep
14
 
 

The official start of the 2013-14 television season is only one week away... Maybe the reason I’m not so interested in the programs coming in the weeks ahead is that I’m too busy enjoying programs from decades gone by...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Jun
24
 
 
“Consumers are desperate for some personal relationship with their media outlets,” Gary David Goldberg told me, somewhat prophetically, in 1994. “Someone is going to come along and redefine what that relationship is"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
May
17
 
 
There's no reason American Idol can’t stay with us for a long time to come, if the people in charge go back to treating it and the audience with the respect both deserve...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Feb
25
 
 
General Hospital will mark its 50th anniversary in April. One year ago, I was almost certain that the anniversary would not come to pass...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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