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TVWW Contributors Archive

Editor's note:

When TV Worth Watching launched in 2007, it was with a single writer. Yours truly.

In the intervening years, many writers have come to the site, and a few have come and gone -- to pursue other opportunities, or happiness, or both. But what they contributed while they were here is something we're proud to continue to make available, in this special archive section. And one final thanks to them all. I wish them well -- including my own son, who outgrew TV Worth Watching by moving to Hollywood and selling a screenplay. Nice work if you can get it.

-- David Bianculli
Founder and Editor, TV Worth Watching

Diane Werts (Former Managing and Associate Editor) Diane has been glued to the tube since she can remember, growing up in a household where the TV came on first thing in the morning and stayed on till bedtime and beyond. She worked for the USA Film Festival, then for The Dallas Morning News writing about everything from Shakespeare to macrame art to rock music (and has the hearing loss to prove it). She moved to New York's Newsday to edit their glossy TV magazine, then returned to writing about television, specializing in its stranger permutations. She's a past president of the Television Critics Association.
P.J. Bednarski is a veteran TV critic and former executive editor of Broadcasting & Cable magazine.
 Mark Bianculli is based in Los Angeles and is a screen writer. Recent credits include CBS's Unforgettable and a new film screenplay probing the panopticon techno-culture and the paranormal called The Waiting.
Jane Boursaw Jane's syndicated family movie and TV reviews, based at Reel Life With Jane, are presented to readers monthly in print and online publications. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, and her work has also appeared in Variety, Family Circle, The New York Times, Parade and other publications.
  Theresa Corigliano has loved and worked in the television business, in some way or another, since she was old enough to read TV Guide. She has been a television critic, a network and a studio executive, and a series writer. She is completely aware of her quirky tastes, and welcomes your comments agreeing or challenging same.
Jim Davis (Former Managing Editor) After a brief teaching career at Kansas State University, the University of Nebraska and California State University, Long Beach, Jim Davis joined the Philadelphia Inquirer in 1974 as deputy national and foreign editor. From 1980-92, he was assistant managing editor, features. From 1992-2005 Jim was television editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and was also a consultant for TV programming guides for a number of newspapers, including The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.
Mike Donovan has been teaching courses about television at Rowan University in New Jersey for almost 40 years.  For 20 of those years, he also worked in conference and educational marketing for the National Association of Television Program Executives.  He currently also serves as the Educational Director of the NYC-based Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation. He watches entirely too much television.
Ronnie Gill is a features desk editor for Newsday and a longtime former editor of its weekly guide to TV. A latecomer to reality TV, once she joined the party she has rarely stopped to catch her breath. She loves shows where contestants have to prove they have actual talent, rather than shows awarded to individuals for being able to date, mate, procreate or survive.
Diane Holloway  After three decades as the TV critic for the Austin American-Statesman, Diane has returned to her first love, politics. She is the staff writer for the Travis County Democrats and new media maven for Central Texas politics. But her love for TV has not faded, and she is embarrassed to say she still watches more than she reads. In her spare time, she works with homeless Texans and complains about the heat.
   Al Mannarino is a a writer of all things pop culture. His work has been featured on Screen Rant, What Culture, and Pop-Break. He's a promotions asssistant for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, with a BA in Radio/TV/Film & History from Rowan University.
Eric Mink most recently was the op-ed editor and columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He previously wrote about television and media for the Post-Dispatch and the New York Daily News. He now teaches film as an adjunct assistant professor at Webster University in St. Louis.
Alan Pergament has returned as television critic (Talkin' TV) for the Buffalo News. In his 40-year newspaper career, he has covered sports, the courts, the suburbs and crime stories. He also is an adjunct at Buffalo State College and Medaille College, where he teaches journalism and criticism.

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