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The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to The Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific by [Bianculli, David]
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“An effusive guidebook. . . . A highly readable history.” —The Washington Post

“With this combination of historical perspective, critical insight and effective interviews, Mr. Bianculli makes a persuasive argument for television as a medium that is evolving constantly.” —Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“[Bianculli] brings his sense of appreciation, historical perspective and behind-the-scenes dish to dozens of the shows that transfixed and transformed generations.” —The Sacramento Bee
 
“David Bianculli sets the gold standard for The Platinum Age of Television.” —Vanity Fair

“Excellent . . . a rousing rundown of the history of the medium and how it became the pop-cultural, multi-platform programming colossus of today. Through thoughtful, engaging, entertaining essays. . . . [Bianculli] guides readers though an ever-changing road map of themes, formats, stars and styles.” —Parade
 
“A wise, engaging celebration of a type of entertainment that’s as much of an art form as it is a pastime.” —NPR
 
“Wonderful. . . . A must for anyone who has been enthralled by the images and stories on television.” —AP
 
“[Bianculli has] a keen eye for crucial crossroads, missing links, and turning points. . . . [The] interviews are truly a book within the book, funny, surprising, and enlightening.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer
 
“[A] wide-ranging personal tour of TV, genre by genre. . . . An anecdotal road trip with refueling stops to flesh out 90 key programs, from I Love Lucy to Empire, so deftly summarized that it feels you’ve just watched them again (or now want to).” —Newsday

About the Author

DAVID BIANCULLI is a guest host and TV critic on NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. A contributor to the show since its inception, he has been a TV critic since 1975. From 1993 to 2007, Bianculli was a TV critic for the New York Daily News. Bianculli has written three books: Dangerously Funny: The Uncensored Story of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour (Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 2009); Teleliteracy: Taking Television Seriously (1992); and Dictionary of Teleliteracy (1996). An associate professor of TV and film at Rowan University in New Jersey, Bianculli is also the founder and editor of the online magazine, TVWorthWatching.com.

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  • File Size: 57738 KB
  • Print Length: 594 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0385540272
  • Publisher: Doubleday (November 15, 2016)
  • Publication Date: November 15, 2016
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01A4ATV2I
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,025 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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