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The Platinum Age of Television

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The Platinum Age of Television by David Bianculli
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Sep 05, 2017 | ISBN 9781101911327

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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

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