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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WEST VIRGINIA VS. OKLAHOMA
September 7, 2013  | By David Bianculli

Fox, 7:00 p.m. ET

 
College football already is in full gear, with Saturday night prime-time games presented here on Fox (West Virginia vs. Oklahoma), as well as on ESPN (Notre Dame vs. Michigan, 8 p.m. ET),  ESPN2 (Texas vs. BYU, 7 p.m. ET), and Fox Sports 1 (Louisiana vs. Kansas State, 6:30 p.m. ET). For a whole rundown of the start of the new season, see Gerald Jordan’s Crossing Jordan.
 
 
 
 
 
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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 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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