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Prime Times: Writers on their Favorite TV Shows

 

Critical praise for Prime Times: Writers on their Favorite TV Shows

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“In this book, 23 entertaining and incisive grown-up minds recollect the programs
that had profound influence on their lives . . . edited by Douglas Bauer, it makes you
aware of how many TV experiences we have in our collective conscious. Even if you
haven’twatched the shows written about here – and I have watched only about a fourth
of them – you will remember them.”
Patricia Marx, O Magazine

“Douglas Bauer’s introduction offers as stunning an example as I’ve ever read of the
hold that TV has on us. Bauer grew up in Iowa and . . . he recalls being perched in front
of the TV set, fixated on a crucial football game between Iowa and Ohio State. Only the
game wasn’t even televised: Instead, some “ingenious improviser” at the TV studio had
rigged a graph of a football field on whose surface was a small football-shaped icon that
crawled, shakily, across the paper field. Bauer writes, ‘I sat inches from the screen,
watching with a nearly tactile fervor,’ and you believe him.”
Stephanie Zacharek, New York Newsday

 

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From the introduction to Prime Times: Writers on Their Favorite TV Shows (.pdf)

Excerpt from Prime Times: Writers on Their Favorite TV Shows
The Great Ones, by Barry Hannah (.pdf)

 

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