DAVID BIANCULLI

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2014
Aug
26
 
 

So many of this year’s Emmy categories were crammed with such strong contenders, or diluted with jarringly inappropriate competitors, you wouldn’t think the Emmy voters could get it right. But surprisingly, for the most part, they did…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
20
 
 

With every episode of The Simpsons about to appear in a mega-marathon on FXX, I can’t help but think back to the series launch on Fox. Neither can my now-grown kids…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
17
 
 

What do a video streaming site, a radio website, an audio podcast, and an audio CD and YouTube clip have in common? Very little – except that today, on this site usually devoted to television, I want to write about, and lead you to, them all…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
12
 
 

Over my long career as a TV critic, I attended three standup shows at which Robin Williams performed live. I have very strong, very fond memories tied to all three…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
4
 
 

My report scheduled to run today (Monday) on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross is an unusual one, covering eight decades of broadcast history. And by looking at the pictures here, you can listen along and enjoy an illustrated history…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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