DAVID BIANCULLI

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SecondSpin.com
 
2015
Nov
26
 
 
If you choose to gather 'round the telly after your Thanksgiving gorge, Ric Burns’ The Pilgrims is a great way to spend 90 minutes...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
25
 
 
The Nova documentary patiently sketches the emerging contours of the genius’s special and general theories, then follows the careers of those ideas beyond his death...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
14
 
 
The Smithsonian special offers the first U.S. television showing of segments of interviews of bunker survivors taped in 1948...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Nov
11
 
 
Nova is picking up the pace. The subject of this three-part series literally crawls at a glacial pace, but not this series...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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