DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

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2017
Mar
19
 
 
On this day in 1977, the last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
On this day in 1971 George C. Scott gave an Emmy-winning performance in Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Price...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
26
 
 
My So-Called Life, the critically acclaimed but viewer-deficient drama about teenage angst, had its season finale on this day in 1995...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
25
 
 
PBS’ Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts is not directed toward newly-diagnosed patients or their caregivers, necessarily. It is rather aimed at all of us...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
25
 
 
The loss of cherished TV favorite Mary Tyler Moore brings a multitude of memories to mind for so many of us...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
19
 
 
On this day in 1953, “Lucy Ricardo” gave birth to “Little Ricky” on I Love Lucy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
18
 
 
According to Deadline, NBC announced at the TCA Press Tour in Pasadena today, along with a quick video, that a 10-episode run of the series will debut during the 2017/18 season...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
19
 
 
2016 has been volatile, to say the least, and seemed about 863 days long...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Nov
30
 
 
On this day in 1971, the made-for-TV movie, "Brian’s Song," aired on ABC under its Movie of the Week umbrella...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Oct
8
 
 
On this day in 1984, NBC aired the TV movie The Burning Bed...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Linda Donovan

Assistant Editor
Linda's childhood love affair with television propelled her into working in that very medium for over 20 years. Ironically, despite her early devotion to programming, her specialty was station administration and FCC compliance. So she can tell you all about The Flintstones as well as why it does not qualify as E/I under the Children's Television Act.

 
 

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

 
 

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