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2017
Jan
6
 
 
On this day in 1973, ABC premiered the first Schoolhouse Rock! short, "My Hero, Zero"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
5
 
 
On this day in 1959, KTLA-TV in Los Angeles launched the first of local Bozo the Clown show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
4
 
 
On this day in 1957, NBC attempted to bring Columbia Pictures' hit feature film franchise, Blondie, to the small screen...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
3
 
 
On this day in 2005, actor/comedian Craig Ferguson — best known as office boss Nigel Wick on The Drew Carey Show — took the helm of the CBS late-night series, The Late Late Show...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
2
 
 
This day in 1995 marked the debut of the CBS comedy, Cybill...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
1
 
 
On this day in 1976, NBC marked its fiftieth year of broadcasting with the introduction of a new network logo...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
31
 
 
This day in 1972, marked the last telecast of the CBS sitcom, Anna and the King...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
30
 
 
On this day in 1963, NBC introduced the game show, Let's Make a Deal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
29
 
 
This day in 1989 marked Jane Pauley's final day with NBC's Today...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Dec
28
 
 
On this day in 1997, CBS presented a telemovie version of Neil Simon's 1972 Broadway play, The Sunshine Boys...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 avaialble on Amazon.

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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