DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

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LINDA DONOVAN

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JONATHAN STORM

 
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2016
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The Burt Bacharach/Hal David classic What the World Needs Now has been recorded hundreds of times since Jackie DeShannon made it a hit in 1965...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
15
 
 
An Arlington Heights, Illinois, middle schooler proves to be an amazingly accomplished impersonator of several 2016 presidential candidates...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
12
 
 
Sunday's 70th Annual Tony Awards telecast was one of the best, with virtually every segment, from start to finish, scoring heavily...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
1
 
 
The new summer variety series Maya and Marty has premiered, and first impressions of this genre revival were very good. The variety show may yet rise again. Martin Short reprised his old Jiminy Glick character, an unwitting, ingratiating, overweight Hollywood reporter who "compliments" his subjects with a chain of earnest, back-handed insults... and Larry David's inability to do the interview straight was the best part...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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