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2015
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EDITOR'S NOTE: To mark the retirement of CBS's Bob Schieffer, Ed Bark offers up three of his past articles about the much-revered newsman...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
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Inhabiting Marilyn Monroe requires the look, the curves, the vulnerability and the breathy little girl intonations, not necessarily in that order. Kelli Garner checks out on all four in Lifetime’s The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
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According to HBO publicity materials, Bessie has been 22 years in the making. The movie charts the ups and downs of a vintage blues singer who died in 1937 at the age of 43...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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

 
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