America in Primetime

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America in Primetime is a 2011 four-part documentary series, focusing on television in the United States. Produced for and broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the series is a production... More

America in Primetime is a 2011 four-part documentary series, focusing on television in the United States. Produced for and broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), the series is a production by The Documentary Group, in collaboration with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and WETA-TV. Exploring both old and new television series, each episode centers around the evolution of certain character archetypes – such as female and male archetypes, misfits, and heroes – in primetime TV. The series features interviews with a wide variety of influential people in television, including actors, creators, writers and executive producers, talking about their own shows and others. The documentary features a lot of footage from the programs discussed.

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