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When TV Tried Something New: Ernie Kovacs and Sid Caesar

Posted on 10/25/2012 by | Movies & TV | Comments

EntertainmentFor years, I reckoned that those who longed for the so-called Golden Age of Television were really just yearning for a less complicated time, when there were two or three broadcast networks, everybody watched the same shows, and life was, well, as simple as black and white. I’ve since changed my mind, especially after sampling three recent DVD sets of 1950s TV icon Ernie Kovaks and an upcoming collection of TV work by Mel Brooks. In the ‘50s, TV was …