2017
Apr
25
 
 
On this day in 1958, NBC launched the western, Jefferson Drum...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
24
 
 
On this day in 1989, cable's Disney Channel introduced an updated version of The Mickey Mouse Club...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
23
 
 
On this day in 1989, ABC presented the two-hour movie, Peter Gunn...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
22
 
 
On this day in 1987, NBC cancelled the Hill Street Blues spinoff, Beverly Hills Buntz...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
21
 
 
On this day in 1993, CBS debuted the crime drama Walker, Texas Ranger...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
20
 
 
On this day in 1997, HBO debuted the telefilm In the Gloaming...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
19
 
 
On this day in 1990, NBC launched the sitcom, Wings...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
18
 
 
This day in 1966 marked the 38th Annual Academy Awards, the first Oscar awards ceremony to be broadcast in color...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
17
 
 
This day in 1989 marked the launch of the Consumer News and Business Channel, better known as CNBC...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Apr
16
 
 
On this day in 1978, NBC presented the first part of its four-day miniseries, Holocaust...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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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