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 2: Late Night
The stories of Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson headline this episode about the formative years of late-night television. Merv Griffin also emerges as a key player on the late-night scene. (His interview for PIONEERS was his last before passing away.) Regis Philbin offers revelations about his years as a late-night sidekick (to Joey Bishop). Dick Cavett and Arsenio Hall also discuss their years in the mix, and Sigourney Weaver offers personal details about her father, Pat — the inventor of “Tonight.” The episode is peppered with dozens of never-before-seen clips, including Johnny Carson performing in his early 20s.
more info: http://pressroom.pbs.org/programs/pioneers_of_television
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