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Pioneers of Television | Funny Ladies | PBS

Duration: 50:00 (Full Program)
Program: Pioneers of Television #301
Broadcast Date: Jan. 16, 2013

This episode includes the first standup comediennes to appear on television, including Joan Rivers and the late Phyllis Diller. Funny Ladies also looks at Lucille Ball’s breakthrough on I Love Lucy and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. Also, television’s most beloved variety star, Carol Burnett.

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Post Date: January 16, 2013