DAVID BIANCULLI

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2015
Sep
15
 
 

James Arness’s Gunsmoke marshal, Matt Dillon, made his first appearance on television in 1955. So did Hugh O’Brien’s dandified Wyatt Earp...But only one of these iconic TV characters’ chronological contemporaries is still with us and, amazingly, still getting work. That would be Kermit the Frog...

 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Sep
7
 
 
Almost 40 million people saw at least part of The Civil War when Ken Burns’ multipart documentary premiered in September 1990...It’s coming back Monday, September 7, for a special anniversary encore on PBS. Two things will be different...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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