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Saturday, December 10, 2016

David Bianculli, "The Platinum Age Of Television"


Here's my conversation with David Bianculli, editor of TVWorthWatching.com and TV critic for NPR's "Fresh Air," about his new book, "The Platinum Age Of Television." Among the topics we discussed:
  • When the "platinum age" of TV began and which shows made it worthy of that title.
  • His awkward interview with Louis CK, who remembered a negative review David gave to one of his earlier shows.
  • Whether we have too much television, and how anyone can possibly keep up with everything that's available.
  • What he thinks of CBS airing colorized versions of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" this Sunday night.
  • How going back to watch vintage TV shows we loved as kids might not be such a good idea.
  • The legacy of TV executive Grant Tinker, who died last week.
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