DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

Assistant Editor

KARLE DUNBAR

Social Media Manager

Contributors

ALEX STRACHAN

TOM BRINKMOELLER

GERALD JORDAN

MONIQUE NAZARETH

CANDACE KELLEY

GABRIELA TAMARIZ

DAVID SICILIA

NOEL HOLSTON

JONATHAN STORM

 
 
 
 
 
2017
Jul
1
 
 
Elvis Presley appeared on The Steve Allen Show on this date in 1956 while crooning to someone special...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
26
 
 
Who knew you could order dinner and a show for home delivery? James Corden and Seth Rogen delivered to unsuspecting customers along with a catch: They could have the pizza they ordered or whatever was in pizza box #2, à la Let’s Make a Deal...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
16
 
 
Despite the platinum-plated offerings of Fargo, Better Call Saul, and so many others, for some of us, sitcoms are still a preferred form of television. Drama is good. Comedy is essential...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
May
28
 
 
The completion of President Trump’s first overseas tour created many discussions and controversies...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Mar
19
 
 
On this day in 1977, the last episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show aired.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Feb
3
 
 
On this day in 1971 George C. Scott gave an Emmy-winning performance in Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Price...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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
 
 
PBS’ Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts is not directed toward newly-diagnosed patients or their caregivers, necessarily. It is rather aimed at all of us...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
25
 
 
The loss of cherished TV favorite Mary Tyler Moore brings a multitude of memories to mind for so many of us...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jan
19
 
 
On this day in 1953, “Lucy Ricardo” gave birth to “Little Ricky” on I Love Lucy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Linda Donovan

Assistant Editor
Linda's childhood love affair with television propelled her into working in that very medium for over 20 years. Ironically, despite her early devotion to programming, her specialty was station administration and FCC compliance. So she can tell you all about The Flintstones as well as why it does not qualify as E/I under the Children's Television Act.

 
 

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. (Paperback will be available September 5th, here.)

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