David Bianculli

TV critic, author, editor and columnist (USA)

Dav­id Bian­culli has been the TV crit­ic for Nation­al Pub­lic Radio’s Fresh Air, where he also appears as occa­sion­al guest host, since 1987. He has worked as a TV crit­ic for news­pa­pers in Flor­ida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York, most recently for the New York Daily News from 1993–2007. For 14 years, from 2007–21, he was edit­or and colum­nist of the online magazine TV Worth Watch­ing — www.tvworthwatching.com. He has writ­ten four books: The Plat­in­um Age of Tele­vi­sion: From ‘I Love Lucy’ to ’The Walk­ing Dead,’ How TV Became Ter­rif­ic, ‘Dan­ger­ously Funny: The Uncensored Story of ‘The Smoth­ers Broth­ers Com­edy Hour’, Tele­l­it­er­acy: Tak­ing Tele­vi­sion Ser­i­ously and Dic­tion­ary of Tele­l­it­er­acy. He now teaches Tele­vi­sion Stud­ies as a ten­ured full pro­fess­or at Row­an Uni­ver­sity in Glass­boro, New Jer­sey.