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Cloris Leachman Talks Comedy
Emmy-award winner Cloris Leachman shares her acting philosophy.
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Jonathan Winters' Improvisational Comedy
Classic comedian Jonathan Winters was at his best when he was improvising.
Jimmie Walker on "Good Times"
Walker's "Good Times" character was such a hit, he changed the direction of the sitcom.
Jimmie Walker on "Taking the Pie"
Despite "Good Times" producer Norman Lear's wishes, Jimmie Walker was there to be funny.
Jonathan Winters "Mentors" Robin Williams
Improv master Jonathan Winters paved the way for younger comedian Robin Williams.
Robin Williams Hones his Craft
Robin Williams developed his signature style of improvisational comedy as a young comic.
Dick Van Dyke's Knack for Physical Comedy
Dick Van Dyke loved to perform physical comedy, even if the script didn't call for it.
Bill Cosby Revives the Sitcom
In the Fall of 1984, Bill Cosby almost single handedly revived the sitcom genre.
Diahann Carroll on "Julia"
Though “Julia” aired during the turbulent 1960s, the show abstained from racial activism.
George Takei on being an Asian-American
George Takei discusses his early life in a paranoid United States.
Margaret Cho on "All-American Girl"
Comic Margaret Cho discusses her short-lived sitcom, "All-American Girl."
Bill Cosby's interest in education began long before "The Cosby Show."
George Clooney and his "Powerful Pen"
George Clooney used his popularity to speak out against discrimination.
Howie Mandel on "St. Elsewhere"
Howie Mandel thought he was auditioning for a sitcom.
Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter
Noah Wyle discusses the character growth of Dr. John Carter.
St.Elsewhere "Got it Right"
"St.Elsewhere" was the first show to portray the medical community accurately.
Bob Newhart on Listening Funny
Legendary comedian Bob Newhart describes his first TV role as psychologist Robert Hartley.
Together, comics Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David created the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" in 1989.
Jerry Seinfeld on "Getting Laughs"
Jerry Seinfeld describes the challenging act of "getting a laugh."
Roseanne Barr, Working Class Feminist
With her sitcom, Roseanne Barr made waves by fearlessly tackling difficult issues.
Tim Allen on his First "Tonight Show" Appearance
When sitcom star Tim Allen first appeared on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show," he bombed.
Tim Allen's Transition to TV
"Home Improvement" star Tim Allen wasn't planning on leaving standup for television.
A Transcendent Moment in Roots
Roots co-stars Louis Gossett Jr. and LeVar Burton describe a scene they shared.
John Amos on Ancestors and Roots
Actor John Amos describes hearing his ancestors' spirits while on the set of "Roots."
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