Pioneers of Television
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 series examines the entertainers that provided the classic scenes that still amuse us today.
Pioneers of Television Previous Broadcasts
Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies (Episode #305H)
KQED 9: Fri, Jul 10, 2015 -- 10:30 PM
This program focuses on Carol Burnett's television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today's TV comediennes.
- KQED Life: Thu, Jul 16, 2015 -- 2:30 AM
- KQED Life: Wed, Jul 15, 2015 -- 8:30 PM
- KQED 9: Sat, Jul 11, 2015 -- 4:30 AM