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2014
Dec
29
 
 
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver may be on hiatus until February 8, but its host couldn't resist going on YouTube to give his take on the holidays. Specifically what he thinks is the "worst” holiday of them all: New Year's Eve...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
9
 
 
As The Colbert Report draws to a close, Stephen is getting the A-list guests. On Monday (Dec. 8), it was President Barack Obama who stepped in, not only as a guest, but to take over “The Word” segment...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
30
 
 

“The witch had a cat and a very tall hat, and long ginger hair which she wore in a plait.” So begins Room on the Broom, one of the loveliest Halloween cartoons airing this week on the Sprout channel. Except that it’s not a Halloween story...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
4
 
 
It seemed Joan Rivers would go on forever making fun of fashion, celebrities, aging, plastic surgery and herself but, sadly, she passed away today...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
2
 
 
John Oliver may have taken a two-week break from his HBO series Last Week Tonight, but he can't seem to stay away from the news...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
28
 
 
If you've been feeling nostalgic for the NBC sitcom Friends, you're not alone. Jimmy Kimmel offered his own homage to the show this week with help from a few of his Friends...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
12
 
 
We were stunned and saddened to hear about the tragic death of Robin Williams... The award-winning actor was just 63... Here is a classic clip from his 2001 appearance on Inside the Actor's Studio...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
2
 
 
Team USA may have lost to Belgium in their latest World Cup effort but the man of the hour (or, in this case, of the two-hour game) was goalkeeper Tim Howard who played the match of his life..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
15
 
 
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is looking good... The host country, Brazil, as expected, won its opening match against Croatia. But the winners stateside included ESPN, which scored with a viewership of 4.4 million, a 55 percent increase over the 2010 South Africa opening match...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
13
 
 
In honor of Fathers Day, Jimmy Fallon presented the "Evolution of Dad Dancing" on his show Thursday. He got a little help from another dad, New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie...Christie had no problem crossing a bridge to Manhattan...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post