Was it really a golden age? Showbiz David's new book, due out on June 30, gives a personal voice to the excitement of watching TV in its start-up years. From Milton Berle to Jack Paar, I Love Lucy to The Twilight Zone—Wrestling and Roller Derby to the Kennedy-Nixon presidential debates—Prime Time Rising: Growing Up at the Dawn of Television offers a fast-moving panorama of television’s meteoric rise through the 1950s. The Book traces TV’s early-day programing milestones, and how it matured as a news-reporting participant through one of the most polarizing decades in American history. A decade as reviled as it is revered.
From Gunsmoke to Omnibus, rigged games shows to live dramatic adaptations equal to a seat at the theatre—they’re all here, honestly covered and thoughtfully reviewed. Tune in for a prime time read one month from today!
"Travel through time … A treasure trove of early day TV programming … Introduces new audiences to these old-time shows, bringing them to life even for those without a prior familiarity with early television …. The special attraction of Prime Time Rising lies in its ability to retain and maintain a vividly engrossing atmosphere throughout."
-- Midwest Book Review