America in Primetime
Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the set of "The Dick Van Dyke Show."

America in Primetime is structured around the most com­pelling shows on television today, unfolding over four hours and weaving between past and present. Each episode focuses on one character archetype that has remained a staple of primetime through the generations – the Independent Woman, the Man of the House, the Misfit, and the Crusader – capturing both the continuity of the character, and the evolution. The finest television today has as its foundation the best television of yesterday.

The four-part series premieres Sundays, October 30-November 20, 2011, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS.

Watch a clip below from the America in Primetime series. To watch the the full series, check local listings.

America in Primetime is a four part television series that showcases
the groundbreaking shows of our past and the current day.

 

America in Primetime Funders

America in Primetime is a production of WETA Washington, DC, and The Documentary Group, in association with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. Funding is provided by Dove, a Unilever brand; the Annenberg Foundation; the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS.

 
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