Pioneers Of Television

Episode Guide


Season 4


Acting Funny (#404)

Airs: Tuesday, May 6
This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America's favorite ...

Breaking Barriers (#403)

Airs: Tuesday, April 29
This episode traces the story of people of color on American television - including the mid-1960s ...

Doctors and Nurses (#402)

Airs: Tuesday, April 22
From George Clooney on "ER" to Richard Chamberlain on "Dr. Kildare," television's long love affair ...

Standup to Sitcom (#401)

Airs: Friday, April 18
This star-packed episode features fresh interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, ...

Season 3


Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies (#305)

This program is comprised largely of material from the "Funny Ladies" episode that led off season 3 ...

Miniseries (#304)

Miniseries still rank among the top-rated programs in television history; they were major events ...

Superheroes (#303)

Superheroes crosses many eras: "Superman" in the 1950s, "Batman" in the '60s, "Wonder Woman" and ...

Primetime Soaps (#302)

Dallas and "Dynasty" kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s and spun off the ...

Funny Ladies (#301)

This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television - legends such as ...

Season 2


LOCAL KIDS' TV (#204)

A look at "Romper Room" and more local programs that shaped the childhoods of American children.

Crime Dramas (#203)

As viewers reveled in being transported to shadowy underworlds, creative geniuses emerged in the ...

Westerns (#202)

Known everywhere as the quintessential American cultural identity, Westerns filled small screens ...

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