PBS - Pioneers of Television, Part 3of4 - Variety (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi (Size: 1.46 GB) (Files: 1)
PBS - Pioneers of Television, Part 3of4 - Variety (2008.720p.HDTV.AC3-SoS).avi
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Originally aired: 2008.01.16
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 3: Variety
This episode begins with Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town” and Milton Berle’s “Texaco Star Theater” and progresses through “The Carol Burnett Show,” “Smothers Brothers” and “Laugh-in,” among others. Tim Conway and Jonathan Winters tell hilarious stories about their variety show years. Conversely, Pat Boone offers chilling insight into early TV’s unspoken racism, and Tommy Smothers details the compelling behind-the-scenes story of his landmark show. Tony Orlando wraps up the era with especially insightful comments about the genre. Additionally, the episode includes fresh bites from PIONEERS’ earlier interviews with Milton Berle, Red Skelton and Sid Caesar. There’s no shortage of great clips for this episode. Standouts include Jerry Stiller’s first appearance on Ed Sullivan — with reflections from a June 2007 interview with Stiller.
more info: http://pressroom.pbs.org/programs/pioneers_of_television
Source: OTA High Definition 1080i
Video Encoding: xvid.1280x720.3405kbps
Audio Encoding: ac3.384kbps-5.1chan
File Size: 1.45GB
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