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Pioneers of Television

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Pioneers of Television

Robin Williams Remembered

A tribute to Williams that includes one of his last full-length interviews for the series.

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Robin Williams Remembered

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Pioneers of Television

S4 Ep4: Acting Funny

A look at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors.

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S4 Ep4: Acting Funny

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Pioneers of Television

S4 Ep3: Breaking Barriers

Trace the story of people of color on American television.

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S4 Ep3: Breaking Barriers

53:11

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Pioneers of Television

S4 Ep2: Doctors and Nurses

Review television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses.

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S4 Ep2: Doctors and Nurses

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Pioneers of Television

S4 Ep1: Standup to Sitcom

See how America’s top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format.

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S4 Ep1: Standup to Sitcom

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Pioneers of Television

S3 Ep4: Miniseries

"Roots," "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "The Thorn Birds" mastered the art of storytelling.

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S3 Ep4: Miniseries

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Pioneers of Television

S3 Ep3: Superheroes

They fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models to viewers of every age.

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S3 Ep3: Superheroes

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Pioneers of Television

S3 Ep2: Primetime Soaps

"Dallas," "Dynasty" and "Knots Landing" were all part of the nighttime soap frenzy.

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S3 Ep2: Primetime Soaps

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Pioneers of Television

S3 Ep1: Funny Ladies

This episode celebrates the first comediennes to appear on television.

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S3 Ep1: Funny Ladies

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