Pioneers Of Television (DVD)

Steven J. Boettcher & Michael J. Trinklein

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This 4 part series champions the entertainers who launched an industry. Pioneers Of Television takes us back to TV's classic days - and chronicles the icons who still keep us laughing, generation after generation. Packed with hilarious clips and nearly 100 new interviews, this series offers television at its finest.

Late Night
Steve Allen, Jack Paar, Merv Griffin, Dick Cavett, and Johnny Carson headline this episode about the performers who gave us a reason to stay up late.

This episode focuses on the influential sitcoms that shaped the genre, including I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Andy Griffith show and The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Game Shows
Tracing one of the broadcasting's most enduring genres, this episode follows game shows from their origins in radio through to their heyday in the 1960s.

This episode begins with Ed Sullivan, Multon Berle, and Arthur Godfrey - and progresses through Carol Burnett, The Smothers Brothers and Laugh-in, among others.

Product Details

  • Cast: Andy Griffith, Arsenio Hall, Dick Van Dick, Sigourney Weaver, Betty White, Mary Tyler Moore, Phyllis Diller, Florence Henderson, Barbara Eden, Marlo Thomas, Joyce Randolph, Tim Conway, Jerry Stiller, Milton Berle, Jay Leno, Ed McMahon, Dick Cavett, Pat Boone, Andy Williams, Bob Barker, Monty Hall
  • Format: DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: PBS Home Video
  • Run Time: 220 minutes

Special Features

  • Extended Interviews with the Pioneers
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