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2014
Jul
28
 
 
Here's a new Funny or Die video that serves two purposes. One is political, in that it has Kristen Bell, as the magical singing governess personified by Julie Andrews in Disney's Mary Poppins, quitting her job because she refuses to work for the current federal minimum wage...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
19
 
 
ESPN, as part of Friday's coverage of the British Open golf tournament, took advantage of the course location at Liverpool to ask competing golfers an instant Beatles quiz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
12
 
 
There are more than a few parodies out there of True Detective and Matthew McConaughey's portrayal of detective and entranced atheist Rust Cohle. But this one, done by comic Jon Ruditz before this year's Oscars and amped up in a bad wig and mustache, takes a page out of the series plot...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
7
 
 
The Graham Norton Show has been a longtime TVWW fave, seemingly having cracked the formula for what makes a great 21st century talk show. The show has wrapped for the season, but here's a "Best of 2014" series of clips...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
5
 
 
Barring major breaking news, CNN will devote its Sunday night, beginning at 8 p.m. ET, to a repeat telecast of the five episodes of The Sixties documentary series it’s shown to date. Here’s a very brief snippet from the opening installment, which focuses on the Smothers Brothers...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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..
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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