Bill Cosby Revives the Sitcom

In the Fall of 1984, comedian Bill Cosby almost single handedly revived the struggling sitcom genre. In “The Cosby Show,” the comedian simply did what he did best: told stories about his family.

The sitcom “The Cosby Show” is featured on the Pioneers of Television: Breaking Barriers episode, premiering Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8PM on PBS.