DAVID BIANCULLI

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2013
Apr
16
 
 
Frank Bank passed away Saturday, one day after his 71st birthday. Bank, a native Californian, played Clarence "Lumpy" Rutherford on Leave it to Beaver...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
12
 
 
"If Jonathan Winters is ever accused of anything, he's got the perfect alibi," Jack Paar once told his audience. "He was someone else at the time."...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
9
 
 
Annette Funicello will endure as a cheerful icon of Disney innocence, but also as a brave example of dignity and hope. It's a legacy that will forever hold her banner high...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
6
 
 
The Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Sun-Times columnist and co-host of At the Movies leaves a staggering legacy in print, film, television and on the Internet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Apr
2
 
 
Jimmy Fallon and Jay Leno cleverly addressed the recent rumors that the Late Night host would soon be replacing the Tonight Show host with a Broadway-style duet...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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