DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

Social Media Manager

Contributors

GERALD JORDAN

DONNA J. PLESH

NOEL HOLSTON

MONIQUE NAZARETH

JONATHAN STORM

DAVID SICILIA

 
 
 
 
 
2014
Sep
22
 
 

The 2014-15 broadcast TV season begins officially tonight – and just in time, TV Worth Watching presents its annual "Fall Preview..."

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
10
 
 

Ken Burns and his team have made some astoundingly instructive and entertaining nonfiction series for PBS. Their new epic, on the Roosevelts, is their best yet…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
8
 
 

CBS announced Monday that beginning in 2015, Craig Ferguson’s replacement as host of The Late Late Show will be James Corden. If that name is familiar here in the States, it’s because of what imported treats you’ve been watching…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Sep
4
 
 

The first foray by Starz! into unscripted TV is The Chair, a new 10-part series that gives the same script to two different directors to see what they come up with. In the same spirit, I invite other TVWW critics to write their own reviews of The Chair. Meanwhile, here’s mine…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
26
 
 

So many of this year’s Emmy categories were crammed with such strong contenders, or diluted with jarringly inappropriate competitors, you wouldn’t think the Emmy voters could get it right. But surprisingly, for the most part, they did…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
20
 
 

With every episode of The Simpsons about to appear in a mega-marathon on FXX, I can’t help but think back to the series launch on Fox. Neither can my now-grown kids…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
17
 
 

What do a video streaming site, a radio website, an audio podcast, and an audio CD and YouTube clip have in common? Very little – except that today, on this site usually devoted to television, I want to write about, and lead you to, them all…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
12
 
 

Over my long career as a TV critic, I attended three standup shows at which Robin Williams performed live. I have very strong, very fond memories tied to all three…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Aug
4
 
 

My report scheduled to run today (Monday) on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross is an unusual one, covering eight decades of broadcast history. And by looking at the pictures here, you can listen along and enjoy an illustrated history…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2014
Jul
20
 
 

In the States, we can’t see the live telecast of Sunday’s final Monty Python stage show in London that starts any minute. But it’s coming to DVD in November – meanwhile, I attended the show earlier this week…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Bianculli

Founder / Editor

Behind David in the picture is the first TV owned by his father, Virgil Bianculli, a 1946 Raytheon. (The TV, not his father. His father was a 1923 Italian.) David Bianculli has been a TV critic since 1975, including a 14-year stint at the New York Daily News, and sees no reason to stop now. Currently, he's TV critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross, and is an occasional substitute host for that show. He also teaches TV and film history at New Jersey's Rowan University, and his most recent book, 2009's Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, has recently been purchased for film rights.  He's currently at work on another.

 
 
 
 

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