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2017
Apr
6
 
 
On this day in 1992, PBS introduced Barney & Friends...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
5
 
 
On this day in 1968, Boston city leaders used an impromptu live concert telecast to curb civil disturbance in the wake of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
4
 
 
On this day in 1970, CBS cancelled the sitcom, Petticoat Junction...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
3
 
 
On this day in 1994, CBS News' Sunday Morning host Charles Kuralt passed the torch to his successor, Charles Osgood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
2
 
 
On this day in 1978, CBS introduced its game-changing prime-time soap opera, Dallas...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
1
 
 
On this day in 1979, cable's Pinwheel Network was relaunched as Nickelodeon...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
31
 
 
On this day in 1957, CBS presented the live musical, Cinderella, the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical written specifically for television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
30
 
 
On this day in 1964, Jeopardy! debuted as a daytime game show on NBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
29
 
 
On this day in 1971, Mayberry R.F.D., a continuation of The Andy Griffith Show, ended its run on CBS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
28
 
 
On this day in 1999, Fox launched the animated sci-fi sitcom, Futurama...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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