DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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2016
Sep
26
 
 
The stars of a certain sitcom that’s been off the air for a while have been sending subtle messages via social media over the last few days...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
14
 
 
On this day in 1992, Hearts Afire, with John Ritter and Markie Post, debuted...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Sep
5
 
 
On this date in 2006, Katie Couric made her debut as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jul
1
 
 
Elvis Presley appeared on The Steve Allen Show on this date in 1956 while crooning to someone special...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Jun
21
 
 
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
May
31
 
 
If you’ve taken anything from a dance class to a Zumba class, you know the difficulty you encountered in learning the choreography...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
27
 
 
It’s Fleet Week once again and the troops made it to The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
May
17
 
 
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 came to the U.S. on May 14 in the form of the final show – live – thanks to the Logo Network. This is the first year, since the contest’s start in 1956, that we’ve seen the competition on U.S. television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Apr
24
 
 
The shocking and sudden death of the monumentally talented Prince on April 21 has clearly created great sadness, but it has also brought about an abundance of memories. One of our favorites is his appearance on Muppets Tonight...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Mar
6
 
 
Recently, Kevin Spacey came to visit The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon and read scenes from House of Cards...in a way...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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