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TV’s New Golden Era

The passing of Sid Caesar, a comedic genius if ever such a term could be used without fear of hyperbole, reminds us that television once had what its fans considered a Golden Age.
The very name of Caesar’s early-fifties landmark, “Your Show of Shows,” exemplified a time when the medium flourished and entire genres were being invented. More than half a century later, we are witnessing - on 60-inch, wall-mounted screens, no less - television’s second Golden Age.
Not since TV’s first gilded era have there been so many compelling viewing options and breakthrough formats. Delivery systems are expanding ...

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