DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

CANDACE KELLEY

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
Save 50% off on 26 weeks of The New York Times Digital
 
 
 
 
2015
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[ASST. EDITOR'S NOTE: We're happy to tell you the Kickstarter goal for the film has been met!--LD] We’ve all had someone or something that greatly influenced our lives while we were growing toward adulthood.  Sometimes that may have been a parent, a teacher, or maybe a friend’s parent. For lots of us, it was someone on TV...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
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On Thursday, June 18, following the mass shootings at Emanuel A.M.E. Church the night before, Jon Stewart came on the air with a somber look that’s becoming all too familiar lately...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jun
11
 
 
With Jurassic World currently in the theaters, we thought it would be fun to show you what happens when Cookie Monster, the great scientist, creates a Jurassic Cookie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
May
20
 
 
With David Letterman’s retirement now upon us, I’ve been tasked with finding a Video Worth Watching from Dave’s thirty-three years on late night television. How do I choose a highlight from a career filled with highlights...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Mar
30
 
 
Umm...who? I'm sure that's what a lot of you said this morning when Trevor Noah was announced as Jon Stewart's replacement for The Daily Show. You probably quickly Googled his name...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Feb
18
 
 
How could we not say something here in our Video Worth Watching feature about the recent SNL40 anniversary show? That’s a lot of variety show tulips to tiptoe through in order to choose the best of the best...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
31
 
 
As we count down to the Super Bowl, it seems the high drama of “Deflategate” just won’t end..
 
 
 
  
 
 
2015
Jan
29
 
 
As the New England Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick tried to illustrate, all this kerfuffle over underinflated footballs can be explained through simple science: the weather made them do it...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Dec
17
 
 
We here at TVWW, like many of you, have clips of shows we like to watch over and over…primarily those that make us laugh so hard we can barely breathe. But when the holiday season puts me in a musical mood, I pull up two favorites...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 $20. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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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