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Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Robin Williams Remembered - Preview

Pioneers of Television

Robin Williams Remembered - Preview

Airs Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9/8c.

Robin Williams Remembered - Preview

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Robin Williams Hones his Craft

Pioneers of Television

Robin Williams Hones his Craft

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

Robin Williams Hones his Craft

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Jonathan Winters "Mentors" Robin Williams

Pioneers of Television

Jonathan Winters "Mentors" Robin Williams

Improv master Jonathan Winters paved the way for younger comedian Robin Williams.

Jonathan Winters "Mentors" Robin Williams

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Roots as Untold History

Pioneers of Television

Roots as Untold History

Leslie Uggams and LeVar Burton on how "Roots" brought untold history to light.

Roots as Untold History

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Linda Evans on Love and "The Big Valley"

Pioneers of Television

Linda Evans on Love and "The Big Valley"

Evans reveals her mixed feelings about landing a starring role on "The Big Valley"

Linda Evans on Love and "The Big Valley"

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Breaking Racial Barriers on "Daniel Boone"

Pioneers of Television

Breaking Racial Barriers on "Daniel Boone"

"Daniel Boone" was one of the few TV shows in the mid-60s with minorities in key roles.

Breaking Racial Barriers on "Daniel Boone"

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television William Shatner on Nearly Being Choked to Death

Pioneers of Television

William Shatner on Nearly Being Choked to Death

Shatner tells a story of an actor on "Gunsmoke" taking his bad guy role a bit too far.

William Shatner on Nearly Being Choked to Death

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Stephen J. Cannell on Meeting James Garner

Pioneers of Television

Stephen J. Cannell on Meeting James Garner

Writer Cannell recalls his initial meeting with actor James Garner on a television set.

Stephen J. Cannell on Meeting James Garner

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Stephen Cannell on the "Dragnet" Style of Acting

Pioneers of Television

Stephen Cannell on the "Dragnet" Style of Acting

Stephen J. Cannell recalls how writer Jack Webb coached actors on his famous crime drama.

Stephen Cannell on the "Dragnet" Style of Acting

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Rosey Grier on the Kennedy Assassination

Pioneers of Television

Rosey Grier on the Kennedy Assassination

Grier recalls the night congressman Robert Kennedy was assassinated.

Rosey Grier on the Kennedy Assassination

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Rosey Grier on Separating Reality From Fiction

Pioneers of Television

Rosey Grier on Separating Reality From Fiction

Grier recalls that not all television viewers know the difference.

Rosey Grier on Separating Reality From Fiction

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Rod Serling on Science Fiction

Pioneers of Television

Rod Serling on Science Fiction

In a rare clip, Serling defends science fiction as a legitimate form of literature.

Rod Serling on Science Fiction

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Phyllis Diller on  "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Pioneers of Television

Phyllis Diller on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Diller recalls trouble on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

Phyllis Diller on "The Ed Sullivan Show"

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Nichelle Nichols on Working with Leonard Nimoy

Pioneers of Television

Nichelle Nichols on Working with Leonard Nimoy

Nichols describes working with actor Leonard Nimoy.

Nichelle Nichols on Working with Leonard Nimoy

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Mary Anne King on Losing Her Magic Mirror

Pioneers of Television

Mary Anne King on Losing Her Magic Mirror

The "Romper Room" hostess is mugged and left without her "magic mirror."

Mary Anne King on Losing Her Magic Mirror

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Linda Evans' Stunts on "Big Valley"

Pioneers of Television

Linda Evans' Stunts on "Big Valley"

Evans describes some of the "stunts" she performed as Audra Barkley on "Big Valley."

Linda Evans' Stunts on "Big Valley"

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Leonard Nimoy On "Gunsmoke"

Pioneers of Television

Leonard Nimoy On "Gunsmoke"

Nimoy describes a guest appearance on "Gunsmoke" just before "Star Trek."

Leonard Nimoy On "Gunsmoke"

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Leonard Nimoy Before Spock

Pioneers of Television

Leonard Nimoy Before Spock

See Nimoy in one of his first science fiction roles -- as a Martian invader.

Leonard Nimoy Before Spock

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Jonathan Winters on Performing with Dean Martin

Pioneers of Television

Jonathan Winters on Performing with Dean Martin

Winters remembers a favorite skit he performed with Dean Martin.

Jonathan Winters on Performing with Dean Martin

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Doc Severinsen on Johnny Carson

Pioneers of Television

Doc Severinsen on Johnny Carson

Doc Severinsen shares memories of his long-time friend and Late Night host Johnny Carson.

Doc Severinsen on Johnny Carson

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Dick Cavett on Meeting Johnny Carson

Pioneers of Television

Dick Cavett on Meeting Johnny Carson

Comedian Dick Cavett recalls his initial meeting with Johnny Carson.

Dick Cavett on Meeting Johnny Carson

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Betty White's Favorite Late Night Skit

Pioneers of Television

Betty White's Favorite Late Night Skit

White remembers a favorite skit she performed with Johnny Carson.

Betty White's Favorite Late Night Skit

Video thumbnail: Pioneers of Television Betty White on the Early Days of TV

Pioneers of Television

Betty White on the Early Days of TV

Actress Betty White remembers the early days of television.

Betty White on the Early Days of TV

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