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Funny Ladies
Part of the Series: Pioneers of Television
PBS
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…
Superheroes
Part of the Series: Pioneers of Television
PBS
Superheroes crosses many eras: "Superman" in the 1950s, "Batman" in the '60s, "Wonder Woman" and "The Incredible Hulk" in the '70s and "The Greatest American Hero" in the '80s. They all fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models.…
Miniseries
Part of the Series: Pioneers of Television
PBS
Miniseries such as Roots , Rich Man, Poor Man and The Thorn Birds mastered the art of storytelling. With their epic sagas, these television events kept America riveted night after night. Revisit famous scenes and hear actors talk about the…
Primetime Soaps
Part of the Series: Pioneers of Television
PBS
Dallas and Dynasty kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s, a phenomenon that continued through the last season of Knots Landing in 1993. The episode offers new details about the famous "Who Shot JR" episode of Dallas.…
Pioneers of Television - Season 3
PBS
They were the stars of the small screen in the early years of television, and much of the nation came to a halt whenever their shows aired. As the originators of these innovative television formats, they provided an essential escape…
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