DAVID BIANCULLI

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ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

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GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

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TOM BRINKMOELLER

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2016
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Grant Tinker, the self-deprecating visionary who founded a legendary TV studio and resurrected a comatose network has died at age 90 in his home. Lamentably a bygone relic to most younger viewers, his death wasn’t even made public until two days after the fact...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
30
 
 
Our imminent real-life futures may be problematic enough after a certain power shift takes hold early next year. But time will tell...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
4
 
 
“Humanizing” upper-crust Britishers, let alone The Royals, remains a considerable challenge in any day or age. After all, what are they but absurdly rich, pampered and proper? Good Gawd, they even dress for dinner...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post