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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.

55:20

Robin Williams Remembered

55:20

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Pioneers of Television

Acting Funny

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

53:11

Acting Funny

53:11

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Pioneers of Television

Breaking Barriers

Trace the story of people of color on American television.

53:11

Breaking Barriers

53:11

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Pioneers of Television

Doctors and Nurses

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

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Doctors and Nurses

53:41

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Pioneers of Television

Standup to Sitcom

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

55:46

Standup to Sitcom

55:46

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Pioneers of Television

Miniseries

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

53:10

Miniseries

53:10

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Pioneers of Television

Superheroes

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

53:10

Superheroes

53:10

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Pioneers of Television

Primetime Soaps

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

52:00

Primetime Soaps

52:00

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Pioneers of Television

Funny Ladies

This episode celebrates the first comediennes to appear on television.

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Funny Ladies

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