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2017
Jan
26
 
 
My So-Called Life, the critically acclaimed but viewer-deficient drama about teenage angst, had its season finale on this day in 1995...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
25
 
 
On this day in 1961, President John F. Kennedy presented the first live, televised presidential press conference...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
24
 
 
On this day in 1995, opening statements began in the People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
23
 
 
This day in 1975 marked the start of the ABC sitcom, Barney Miller...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
22
 
 
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, which debuted on this day in 1968, took the blackout formula from vaudeville and adapted it to television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
21
 
 
On this day in 1990, ABC presented the telefilm Jekyll and Hyde, starring Michael Caine in the title roles...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
20
 
 
On this day in 2008, AMC introduced Breaking Bad...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
19
 
 
On this day in 1953, “Lucy Ricardo” gave birth to “Little Ricky” on I Love Lucy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
18
 
 
All in the Family spinoff The Jeffersons premiered today in 1975 on CBS...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
17
 
 
On this day in 1984, the Supreme Court ruled that it was legal for individuals to record television shows on home video recording devices for later viewing...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

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 under $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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