DAVID BIANCULLI

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Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War (2017) begins with a blank screen and the throbbing whirr of helicopter blades... an iconic sound is inextricably linked with Americans remembrance of this still unsettling and unresolved conflict.
 
 
 
  
 
 
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The new American Experience documentary "1964" works effectively as both historical drama and commemorative television...
 
 
 
  
 
 
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The Newsroom has been starkly polarized with professional and amateur commentators either loving or hating what they’ve watched of the program so far...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Gary Edgerton

Gary Edgerton is Professor of Creative Media and Entertainment at Butler University.  He has published eleven books and more than eighty-five essays on a variety of television, film, and culture topics in a wide assortment of books, scholarly journals, and encyclopedias.  He also coedits The Journal of Popular Film and Television.

 
 

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 now available in paperback for under $15. 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. Interviews with Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Norman Lear, Bob Newhart, Matt Groening, Larry David, Amy Schumer are high points... Bianculli has written a highly readable history." —The Washington Post

 
 

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