DAVID BIANCULLI

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GARY EDGERTON

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2014
Jun
13
 
 
In honor of Fathers Day, Jimmy Fallon presented the "Evolution of Dad Dancing" on his show Thursday. He got a little help from another dad, New Jersey's Governor Chris Christie...Christie had no problem crossing a bridge to Manhattan...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
12
 
 
Much has been made about Brazil’s readiness for the biggest tournament in the world, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.  Well, ready or not, the games start today...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
23
 
 
Both Andrew Zimmern and Anthony Bourdain travel the world in search of culinary masterpieces and eccentricities. And the new seasons for both of their shows are starting up...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
17
 
 
Last Thursday, Jon Stewart introduced a newly released political ad by Kentucky Senator and Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mcconnell on Comedy Central's The Daily Show.  Apparently, it’s b-roll of the smiling Senator in various situations with nothing but music to accompany it for other PAC’s to use. That's what made it so perfect for Stewart...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Feb
19
 
 
As the Sochi Olympics winds down, we have just two days left of ice skating, with the ladies program Wednesday and Thursday.  However, the gold medal performance, in my estimation, already goes to NBCSN’s new skating commentators, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jan
14
 
 
Governor Chris Christie has said he's been to 129 Springsteen concerts but it's a good bet he never heard this version of Born to Run, one of the most brilliant performances in a barrage of comic riffs on the New Jersey scandal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Dec
20
 
 
Those of us who were impressed with how John Oliver held the reins of The Daily Show over the summer knew the Emmy-award winning comedian will be hosting his own show on HBO next year... Jon Stewart found a way to bid Oliver a fitting adieu...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Nov
7
 
 
Sesame Street's parodies are turning out to be better than SNL's. In their homage to Showtime's Homeland, Carrie has to help find the big bad wolf...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Oct
17
 
 
After ten years and roughly three hundred and fifty makeovers, TLC’s What Not To Wear is coming to an end on Friday...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2013
Sep
3
 
 
Fans of HBO’s The Newsroom may remember a discussion about what a proper newscast could be – one that might be a mission statement for America’s newest news network…
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Monique Nazareth

Monique Nazareth is a producer on Knowledge@Wharton on SiriusXM's business channel, a former senior producer on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show, and a former producer on Fresh Air with Terry Gross. She started her journalism career at Monitor Radio and is a graduate of the University of Iowa.
 
 

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

 
 

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