Pioneers of Television
Full Program: They fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models to viewers of every age. 53:10
Adam West faced challenges from producers on how to play the Batman character. West wanted to have fun portraying the... 01:30
Lynda Carter describes the origins of Wonder Woman and her universal appeal. 02:22
Adam West (Batman) and Burt Ward (Robin) on risky stunts during the early days of Batman. 02:30
"Roots" aired in 1977 and America stopped, captivated by the tale -- attracting more viewers than any television... 02:15
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Series Description: The four-part series examines the people who left their imprint on sitcoms, late-night, variety and game shows in the early days of the medium. The program features interviews with legendary stars, including Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Art Linkletter, Andy Griffith, Betty White, Phyllis Diller, Jim Nabors, Marlo Thomas, Jonathan Winters, Ed McMahon and Merv Griffin. Using never-before-seen images and showcasing timeless clips, the documentary examines the entertainers that provided the classic scenes that still amuse us today.
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