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Superheroes (Episode #303H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

"Superheroes" crosses many eras: "Superman" in the 1950s, "Batman" in the '60s, "Wonder Woman" and "The Incredible Hulk" in the '70s and "The Greatest American Hero" in the '80s. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and others. It also includes comments from Robert Culp, about his show "The Greatest American Hero, " recorded just days before he passed away.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 31, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 30, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Primetime Soaps (Episode #302H)

KQED Life: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 7:00 PM

"Dallas" and "Dynasty" kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s and spun off the long-lasting series "Knots Landing." Sometimes forgotten is the genre's antecedent: 1964's "Peyton Place," which starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal. Interviewees in this episode include Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 1:00 AM

Funny Ladies (Episode #301H)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 1:00 PM

This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television - legends such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It 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. The episode covers television's most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho.

Late Night (Episode #102&)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 12:00 PM

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.

Sitcoms (Episode #101)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 11:00 AM

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.

Funny Ladies (Episode #301H)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 7:00 AM

This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television - legends such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It 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. The episode covers television's most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho.

Late Night (Episode #102&)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 6:00 AM

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.

Sitcoms (Episode #101)

KQED World: Mon, Jan 28, 2013 -- 5:00 AM

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.

Primetime Soaps (Episode #302H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

"Dallas" and "Dynasty" kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s and spun off the long-lasting series "Knots Landing." Sometimes forgotten is the genre's antecedent: 1964's "Peyton Place," which starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal. Interviewees in this episode include Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 29, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 26, 2013 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 24, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 -- 2:00 AM

Funny Ladies (Episode #301H)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 15, 2013 -- 8:00 PM

This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television - legends such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It 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. The episode covers television's most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Jan 22, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Mon, Jan 21, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 11:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sun, Jan 20, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Sat, Jan 19, 2013 -- 3:00 AM
  • KQED 9: Fri, Jan 18, 2013 -- 9:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 17, 2013 -- 1:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 7:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 16, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
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