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Pioneers of Television

Pioneers of Television

Cloris Leachman Talks Comedy

Emmy-award winner Cloris Leachman shares her acting philosophy.

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Pioneers of Television

Jimmie Walker on "Good Times"

Walker's "Good Times" character was such a hit, he changed the direction of the sitcom.

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Pioneers of Television

Jimmie Walker on "Taking the Pie"

Despite "Good Times" producer Norman Lear's wishes, Jimmie Walker was there to be funny.

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Pioneers of Television

Robin Williams Hones his Craft

Robin Williams developed his signature style of improvisational comedy as a young comic.

1:10

Pioneers of Television

Bill Cosby Revives the Sitcom

In the Fall of 1984, Bill Cosby almost single handedly revived the sitcom genre.

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Pioneers of Television

Diahann Carroll on "Julia"

Though “Julia” aired during the turbulent 1960s, the show abstained from racial activism.

1:20

Pioneers of Television

Professor Cosby

Bill Cosby's interest in education began long before "The Cosby Show."

1:14

Pioneers of Television

Noah Wyle as Dr. John Carter

Noah Wyle discusses the character growth of Dr. John Carter.

1:48

Pioneers of Television

St.Elsewhere "Got it Right"

"St.Elsewhere" was the first show to portray the medical community accurately.

1:36

Pioneers of Television

Bob Newhart on Listening Funny

Legendary comedian Bob Newhart describes his first TV role as psychologist Robert Hartley.

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Pioneers of Television

Creating "Seinfeld"

Together, comics Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David created the hit sitcom "Seinfeld" in 1989.

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Pioneers of Television

Tim Allen's Transition to TV

"Home Improvement" star Tim Allen wasn't planning on leaving standup for television.

1:26

Pioneers of Television

A Transcendent Moment in Roots

Roots co-stars Louis Gossett Jr. and LeVar Burton describe a scene they shared.

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Pioneers of Television

John Amos on Ancestors and Roots

Actor John Amos describes hearing his ancestors' spirits while on the set of "Roots."

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