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A CONFUSED SLIM SHADY
July 3, 2015  | By Monique Nazareth
 
Stephen Colbert seems to be warming up for his September Late Night premiere. He took over as guest host on the public-access cable show "Only in Monroe" in Michigan. The full segment is 41 minutes but the highlight is when he interviews native Michigander Marshall Mathers otherwise known as Eminem. The rapper seems confused through much of the interview, but by the end you feel that he's in on the joke. Colbert is in character here leaving us wondering what we can expect when he takes on the hosting duties for real on CBS. Still, it's another appetizer and a reminder how much we've missed him. – Monique Nazareth

  
 
 
 
 
 
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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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