DAVID BIANCULLI

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Associate Editor

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2011
Sep
10
 
 
Television offers significant 10th-anniversary 9/11 coverage in both the morning and evening hours on Sunday. Morning events, live, are keyed to the moments 10 years ago when terrorists, and tragedy, struck in three locations across the country. There are evening events, too -- some live, others taped and filmed. And for those who seek fictional, entertaining alternatives to 9/11, TV hasn't forgotten about you, either. The best of both worlds Sunday? Here's where to look...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Sep
8
 
 
Friday night on HBO, Mel Brooks sits down with Dick Cavett to tell jokes, swap stories and regale a theater audience of nearly 2,000 appreciative fans with tales of his life and friends in show business. He did the same earlier this week with TVWW...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Sep
7
 
 
"Rescue Me" started on FX in 2004, and ends seven years later, four days before the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. The expanded finale, shown at 10 p.m. ET Wednesday, provides an ending that will not be revealed here -- but which, like the series itself, is remarkably entertaining, satisfying and impressive, and emotionally all over the place...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Sep
5
 
 
[The Rowan University student who has written more guest blogs for TVWW than any other is Rich Greenhalgh, who is, among other things, a walking encyclopedia of Anime programs and sub-genres. Last time I asked him to explain the appeal, and various archetypes, of the animated Asian imports. This time, I challenged him to list some of the programs he thought readers of this website might like best -- and places where to sample them. Fasten your seat belts... he compares some to Rubicon, House, even Lost... -- DB]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Sep
3
 
 
[Just before school starts for a new term, here's a welcome entry by one of my former film and TV students -- who sympathizes with fans of HBO's Boardwalk Empire who may not remember exactly where they've seen the actor before. This student gives the condition a medical term -- Steve Buscemi Amnesia -- and also provides a cure, with a 1994 movie televised this weekend... -- DB]
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Sep
2
 
 
I'll be posting two interesting student blogs this weekend, but right now, on Friday morning, I'm diving into hosting NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. So for the moment, I'll leave you with a link to a story the show ran yesterday... a rerun of my conversation with cookbook author Mark Bittman, in which I had a very animated discussion about grilling steaks...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2011
Sep
1
 
 
Linda Ellerbee, by now, really, really knows what she's doing. After carving out one distinguished career in TV news as an anchor and commentator, she's spent decades establishing another, as the anchor, and heart and soul, of Nickelodeon's Nick News, which explains complex issues and news events without resorting to insider doublespeak, verbal duels or flashy visuals...