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Posted June 18, 2008
'Golden Age' is in itself a timepiece. It's a compendium of overviews by veterans of TV's earliest big-time showcases, in which they compare the medium of their day, it's struggle and it's promise, to the Hollywood-eaten silver-screen sellout it became. At one time it was America's most astute and prolific authors and playrights collaborating feverishly to invent fresh material for live presentation several nights a week, but the general consensus from these viscerally integral writers, producers, comedians and newsmen of 1948 was that the filmed action-adventure and sitcom prime-time blocks of the Fred Silverman era of (then current day) 1976 were a sad coda to such a medium of hope. And some great, illustrative recollections in the process. If the early days of TV are your 'DaVinci Code', like mine, this is your history textbook.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.