Pioneers of Television
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.
All Upcoming Episodes
Breaking Barriers (#403)
Acting Funny (#404)
Funny Ladies (#301)
Rediscover television comedy classics, as this episode focuses on five key sitcome: "I Love Lucy," "The Honeymooners," "Make Room for Daddy," "The Andy Griffith Show" and "The Dick Van Dyke Show." [56 minutes]
These episodes of Pioneers of Television aired in the last few months on Iowa Public Television.