The literary mind and the boob tube are often thought to have little in common, but the two have been trysting in dimly lit rooms since television's earliest days. To prove the point, Doug Bauer asked a number of the finest writers of our time to reveal their own forays into a medium that has been called everything from a vast wasteland to the electronic dream machine of the global village. The results are surprising, passionate, very personal, and often downright hilarious. From Nora Ephron onThe Mary Tyler Moore Showto Nick Hornby onThe West Wing, Susan Cheever onFather Knows Bestto Henry Louis Gates Jr. onAmos 'n' Andy, the full range of televised fare is capturedsitcoms and soaps, police dramas and reality TV, the very new and the very old, and the much criticized and denounced and the truly iconic and beloved. Prime Timesis an eclectic gathering of autobiography, memory, and blade-sharp observation, all bound by the commonand, after all, literaryexperience of watching other people's lives while trying to understand one's own. From the Hardcover edition.Bauer, Douglas is the author of 'Prime Times', published 2004 under ISBN 9781400081141 and ISBN 1400081149.