Pioneers of Television

Tuesdays, 8:00 PM ET on PBS

60 minutes

A follow-up to the highly rated ``Pioneers of Primetime,'' this documentary series features interviews with leading figures from the worlds of sitcoms, game shows, variety and late-night television, including Art Linkletter, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Andy Williams, Phyllis Diller, Jim Nabors, Betty White, Jonathan Winters, Marlo Thomas, Bob Barker, Merv Griffin, Ed McMahon and Tommy Smothers, among many others.

Tuesdays, 8:00 PM ET on PBS

60 minutes

A follow-up to the highly rated ``Pioneers of Primetime,'' this documentary series features interviews with leading figures from the worlds of sitcoms, game shows, variety and late-night television, including Art Linkletter, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Andy Williams, Phyllis Diller, Jim Nabors, Betty White, Jonathan Winters, Marlo Thomas, Bob Barker, Merv Griffin, Ed McMahon and Tommy Smothers, among many others.

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The Season 4 finale spotlights the techniques of comedic actors, including the manic improvisations of Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters; and the prepared approach of Tina Fey. Also featured: Cloris Leachman; and Dick Van Dyke.

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s4e4 Acting Funny
May 6, 2014
The Season 4 finale spotlights the techniques of comedic actors, including the manic improvisations of Robin Williams and Jonathan Winters; and the prepared approach of Tina Fey. Also featured: Cloris Leachman; and Dick Van Dyke.
Season Finale
Breakthroughs of black actors Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby; Desi Arnaz and Edward James Olmos.

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s4e3 Breaking Barriers
April 29, 2014
Breakthroughs of black actors Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby; Desi Arnaz and Edward James Olmos.
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s1e1 Sitcoms
January 2, 2008
January 2, 2008
Sitcoms
Series Premiere
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s1e2 Late Night
January 9, 2008
January 9, 2008
Late Night
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s1e3 Variety
January 16, 2008
January 16, 2008
Variety
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s1e4 Game Shows
January 23, 2008
January 23, 2008
Game Shows
Season Finale
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s2e1 Science Fiction
January 18, 2011
January 18, 2011
Science Fiction
Season Premiere
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s2e2 Westerns
January 25, 2011
January 25, 2011
Westerns
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s2e3 Crime Drama
February 1, 2011
February 1, 2011
Crime Drama
Season Finale
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s3e1 Funny Ladies
January 15, 2013
January 15, 2013
Funny Ladies
Season Premiere
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s3e2 Primetime Soaps
January 22, 2013
January 22, 2013
Primetime Soaps
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s3e3 Superheroes
January 29, 2013
January 29, 2013
Superheroes
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s3e4 Miniseries
February 5, 2013
February 5, 2013
Miniseries
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s4e1 Standup to Sitcom
April 15, 2014
April 15, 2014
Standup to Sitcom
Season Premiere
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s4e2 Doctors and Nurses
April 22, 2014
April 22, 2014
Doctors and Nurses
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s4e3 Breaking Barriers
April 29, 2014
April 29, 2014
Breaking Barriers
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s4e4 Acting Funny
May 6, 2014
May 6, 2014
Acting Funny
Season Finale

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