Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com. His novel "The Committers" is available on Amazon.
35 Years Ago: ‘Hill Street Blues’ Ends Acclaimed, Influential Run
Police procedural's influence still looms large in modern television.
45 Years Ago: Esther Rolle Takes a Stand by Leaving ‘Good Times’
Actress disagreed with less socially conscious direction show began to take in 1977.
45 Years Ago: ‘Sanford and Son’ Ends, Leaving TV Changed Forever
Show broke barriers for the depiction of Black life on American television.
Meat Loaf Dead at 74
'Bat Out of Hell' star sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
Why Two Hours Was Cut From ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’
Original cut of the Steve Martin / John Candy film was nearly four hours long.
55 Years Ago: ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Changes the Face of Television
The show continues to have a monumental effect on television.
How Not to Make a Sequel to a Steven Spielberg Movie
Want to appreciate the great director even more? Check out a follow-up film he didn't direct.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Gong Show’ Makes TV Crazy
Chuck Barris' legendary variety show helped usher in a kind of screen zaniness that's still with us today.
30 Years Ago: ‘Knight Rider 2000′ Roars Onto TV Screens
Made-for-TV movie highlights numerous trends from the years surrounding its appearance.
50 Years Ago: ‘All in the Family’ Changes Television Forever
Series shifted cultural landscape with its comedic accomplishments, as well as its willingness to tackle divisive social issues.
Flashback to the ’80s: ‘I’m Not a Doctor, But I Play One On TV’
The ad campaign, which debuted in 1984, has a long and fascinating history.
50 Years Ago: ‘Doonesbury’ Adds Political Satire to Daily Comics
Gary Trudeau's strip paved new ground for political commentary.