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48 HOURS: THE WHOLE GRITTY CITY
February 17, 2014  | By About TVWW
 
One reader loved TVWW’s pick of the 48 Hours special look at marching bands competing in New Orleans. Mara wrote: “This right here is why I have come to absolutely depend on you, David Bianculli. I would have completely missed this little gem if it weren't for this site and for your segment on Fresh Air. There is so much in the mess of all these TV channels that I would so easily overlook if it weren't for this site. I can't even remember the last time I watched 48 Hours, not to mention network TV of any kind on a Saturday night, but this was so worth skipping some speed skating for! Again, thank you."

Thank you, Mara. The best that TVWW can do is share what we think is great... and find out that readers enjoyed. –TVWW
 
 
 
 
 
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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.

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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