Pioneers of Television

Funny Ladies

Season 3 Episode 1 | 50m Video has closed captioning.

This episode includes the first standup comediennes to appear on television, including Joan Rivers and the late Phyllis Diller. Funny Ladies also looks at Lucille Ball’s breakthrough on I Love Lucy and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. Also, television’s most beloved variety star, Carol Burnett.

Aired: 01/15/13

Rating: NR

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