DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Aug
17
 
 
The star of the upcoming HBO documentary on the sensational Pamela Smart trial is a hand-held mini-cassette recorder sitting on an empty desk... a substitute for Juror 13 – who held out for part of the deliberations for acquittal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
8
 
 
Those looking in during Bill Maher’s annual summer hiatus will probably be wondering if the best HBO can cook up is Chris Lilley’s latest import, Jonah From Tonga. It clatters on like a broken washing machine...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
8
 
 
August 8 is the 45-year anniversary of what many think is the most famous photo in rock n' roll history -- The Beatles' Abbey Road cover photo. Here's a handmade fan montage of that photo shoot...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
6
 
 
Actor, comedian and writer James Corden is reportedly getting the nod to replace Craig Ferguson as host of CBS’s The Late Late Show at the end of the year. Corden’s virtually unknown in the U.S. but here's a clip from his appearance on the latest season of The Graham Norton Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
4
 
 
The POV documentary 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story isn’t a story of guilt but one which asks whether kids convicted of violent crimes should be sentenced for life without parole...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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