DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

GERALD JORDAN

ROGER CATLIN

GARY EDGERTON

CANDACE KELLEY

TOM BRINKMOELLER

MONIQUE NAZARETH

DAVID SICILIA

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
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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...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
25
 
 
Here in the U.S., our last monarch was King George III and, as you may recall, that was a couple of centuries ago. Yet we still seem to admire many things British...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Nov
15
 
 
Over ten years ago Katie Couric demonstrated to us all, by being brave enough to have a colonoscopy on the air during the Today show, that it was the responsible, painless, and smart thing to do for our health. Now someone new is offering us that same encouragement...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Oct
24
 
 
On Monday (Oct. 20), TVWW founder and editor David Bianculli moderated the reunion of the “kids” from The Wonder Years (1988-’93) at the 92 St. Y in New York. These particular actors -- Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, and Josh Saviano -- are exceptional in more ways than one...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
19
 
 
We’ve seen lip-sync contests on TV before, and not just on The Tonight Show. But there’s something in the way Jimmy Fallon presents them and, more importantly, the people he gets to play along, that make his all the more fun...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
24
 
 
The Onion is famous for satirizing any and all sorts of topics in the news as well as items they’ve touted as true that are far from it. And now the funny folks at The Onion have put together what one might call a template for TV coverage of a news story...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
20
 
 
We’ve heard, read and seen many eloquent and emotional tributes to Robin Williams since his death on August 11th.  When David Letterman returned to Late Show after his vacation, it was his turn to pay homage...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jun
10
 
 
The world's largest sporting event, what we in the U.S. might call a soccer tournament, starts this week in Brazil. The 2014 World Cup will be watched across the globe and John Oliver is both "excited and extremely conflicted about it..."
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Apr
7
 
 
Conan took Team Coco to Dallas from 3/31 through 4/3 and we're sure the city will never be the same. During his time there he visited the headquarters of an international institution that started in Dallas about 50 years ago -- Mary Kay cosmetics...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Mar
31
 
 
Actor Josh Charles has been very busy recently making appearances to address the shocking and, according to some fans, distressing plot twist revealed in the 3/23 episode of The Good Wife. Here at TVWW, we remember Charles quite fondly for his first starring role in a weekly series: as Dan Rydell in Aaron Sorkin's Sports Night...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 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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