TV – Living In A Gilded Age?

NBC’s decision to stop programming scripted shows at 8 pm is a shock to the industry. “The broad range of programming choices in the 100-channel era has led many to conclude that TV is basking in a second golden age (the first was during the 1950s, when pioneers like Lucille Ball, Milton Berle and Sid Caesar held sway). But NBC’s move suggests that ours is actually a gilded age, and the paint is starting to flake off.”