DAVID BIANCULLI

Founder / Editor

ERIC GOULD

Associate Editor

LINDA DONOVAN

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2018
Feb
15
 
 
There’s stuff going on all day on NBCSN and elsewhere – with all of it live on the NBC Olympics site – but today I’m going to be especially selfish and focused, and point out only the USA curling team coverage. From 2-5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, you can watch (as I will), the USA men’s curling team take the ice against Italy. From 5-8 p.m. ET on CNBC, you can see the USA women’s curling team take on their counterparts from Switzerland. And at 11 p.m. ET back on NBCSN,
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Feb
12
 
 
Next Monday, Feb. 12, is the golden anniversary of the premiere of the landmark public television children’s series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhoood. But today, a week earlier, President Donald Trump has announced his budget plans to eliminate PBS from the federal budget...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2018
Jan
5
 
 
  AMC’s Breaking Bad turns 10 years old this month, which its network is celebrating by repeating the entire series, in sequence, on weekends through the end of January. The celebration is richly deserved, and not only for the way the series advanced the evolution of quality TV in general, and AMC in particular. Breaking Bad also happens to be, in my opinion, the best TV drama series ever presented. It’s got brilliantly written and performed characters, its photography is as
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Dec
1
 
 
New Jersey has a lot of old bridges...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Nov
4
 
 

TV Worth Watching turns 10 years old this weekend – a proper time for a fond look back, and, if you’d like, a chance for you to share your opinions and memories as well…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Aug
24
 
 
Jay Thomas, the comedian and radio host whose TV appearances included familiar regular roles on NBC’s Cheers and CBS’s Murphy Brown, died of cancer Thursday, Aug. 24, at age 69...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jul
23
 
 
Monday, July 24, is Ava Gardner Day on Turner Classic Movies... TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, in this special video, credits with leading to his job at the network. Sort of...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
7
 
 

Even in this digital age, on most newsstands you still can buy a printed magazine copy of TV Guide – and if you buy the issue on stands beginning today (June 7), covering June 12-25, you can read the inaugural entry by the magazine’s newest columnist. That would be me…

 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
3
 
 
Tonight’s new episode, “The Lie of the Land” (lie, not lay – get it?), concludes this unofficial trilogy story line about the menacing alien monks. In the first episode, the end of the Earth turned out to be an artificial test-run simulation before the monks’ actual invasion. In the second episode, the blinded Doctor (Peter Capaldi) regained his sight, but potentially at the loss of Earth for real. But tonight, the Doctor and his companions have one last chance to s
 
 
 
  
 
 
2017
Jun
2
 
 

Thursday, I had an hour-long conversation with singer, songwriter, and author Janis Ian – and it was recorded for TV, connected with this weekend’s Rutgers University Writers’ Conference in New Brunswick. It was fun, and you can see it here…

 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

David Bianculli

Founder / Editor

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's also an author and teaches TV and film history at New Jersey's Rowan University. His 2009 Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of 'The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour', has been purchased for film rights. His latest, The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific, is an effusive guidebook that plots the path from the 1950s’ Golden Age to today’s era of quality TV.

 
 
 
 

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