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2016
Aug
31
 
 
This day in 2001 marked the broadcast of the last original episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
30
 
 
On this day in 1993, David Letterman stepped onto the stage of the Ed Sullivan Theater in New York to host the first episode of his CBS late-night talk show, Late Show with David Letterman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
29
 
 
On this day in 1967, Richard Kimble stopped running...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
28
 
 
On this day in 2005, HBO introduced the BBC/HBO-produced historical drama, Rome...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
27
 
 
On this day in 1992, Fox launched the situation comedy, Martin...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
26
 
 
On this day in 1996, fledgling network The WB expanded its limited programming schedule with the debut of the family drama 7th Heaven...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
25
 
 
This day in 1994 marked the debut of the critically-acclaimed drama, My So-Called Life...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
24
 
 
This day in 1955 marked the last telecast of the CBS sitcom My Little Margie...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
23
 
 
On this day in 1992, CBS introduced the drama 2000 Malibu Road...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2016
Aug
22
 
 
On this day in 1988, NBC debuted Later, a half-hour talk show created by Dick Ebersol to follow Late Night with David Letterman...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Good news, TVWW readers: An advance copy of David’s upcoming book from Doubleday has just arrived! The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific is now available on Amazon for pre-order for its November 15th release. You can read some of the dustcover summary here, including: “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. In tracing the evolutionary history of our progress toward a Platinum Age of Television,…he focuses on the development of the classic TV genres, among them the sitcom, the crime show, the miniseries, the soap opera, the Western, the animated series and the variety show. David Bianculli's book is the first to date to examine, in depth and in detail and with a keen critical and historical sense, including exclusive and in-depth interviews with many of the most famed auteurs in television history.” —TVWW

 

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