Nearly 100 stars from television’s formative years bring their stories to PBS in a revealing four-part documentary series, PIONEERS OF TELEVISION. Each special —featuring sitcoms, late-night, variety and game shows — melds compelling new HD interviews with archival clips to offer a fresh take on television's first celebrities. These landmark one-hour specials tell fascinating stories, reveal never-before-seen images and showcase timeless clips that still entertain decades later.
Part 1: Sitcoms
This episode focuses on five key sitcoms: “I Love Lucy,” “The Honeymooners,” “Make Room for Daddy,” “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The last remaining Honeymooner, Joyce Randolph, offers surprising insights into the mind of Jackie Gleason. Similarly, Marlo Thomas speaks candidly about her father, Danny. Andy Griffith offers forceful opinions about the people and techniques that made his show work. In a rare occurrence, both Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke recount their years on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Hundreds of episodes were culled for the most entertaining clips — including one particularly side-splitting bit by Don Knotts.
more info: http://pressroom.pbs.org/programs/pioneers_of_television
Source: OTA High Definition 1080i
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Audio Encoding: ac3.384kbps-5.1chan
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