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Acting Funny Air date: 05-07-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365232025/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Peek behind the curtain at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They’re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared... /episodes/get/12605 /episode/12605 Pioneers of Television: Acting Funny /episode-player/12605
Breaking Barriers Air date: 04-30-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365221411/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This episode traces the story of people of color on American television — including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby. Latino landmarks range from “I Love Lucy” with Desi Arnaz to “Miami Vice” with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans... /episodes/get/12508 /episode/12508 Pioneers of Television: Breaking Barriers /episode-player/12508
Doctors and Nurses Air date: 04-23-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365218429/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false From George Clooney on “ER” to Richard Chamberlain on “Dr. Kildare,” television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of “ER”; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles... /episodes/get/12509 /episode/12509 Pioneers of Television: Doctors and Nurses /episode-player/12509
Standup to Sitcom Air date: 04-16-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365218405/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This star-packed episode features fresh interviews with Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart. The program reveals how America’s top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format and includes dozens of clips from “Seinfeld,” “Home Improvement,” “Everybody... /episodes/get/12438 /episode/12438 Pioneers of Television: Standup to Sitcom /episode-player/12438
Miniseries Air date: 02-06-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2332148406/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Miniseries such as "Roots," "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "The Thorn Birds" mastered the art of storytelling. With their epic sagas, these television events kept America riveted night after night. Revisit famous scenes and hear actors talk about the impact of their miniseries on their own lives and on... /episodes/get/6824 /episode/6824 Pioneers of Television: Miniseries /episode-player/6824
Superheroes Air date: 01-30-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2329682893/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 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. They all fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt... /episodes/get/6770 /episode/6770 Pioneers of Television: Superheroes /episode-player/6770
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Doctors and Nurses
From George Clooney on ?ER? to Richard Chamberlain on ?Dr. Kildare,? television?s long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of ?ER?; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles...
Air date: 04/23/2014
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365218429/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false From George Clooney on ?ER? to Richard Chamberlain on ?Dr. Kildare,? television?s long love affair with doctors and nurses shows no signs of letting up. Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle open up about the secrets of ?ER?; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles... /episodes/get/12509 /episode/12509 Pioneers of Television: Doctors and Nurses /episode-player/12509
Breaking Barriers
This episode traces the story of people of color on American television ? including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby. Latino landmarks range from ?I Love Lucy? with Desi Arnaz to ?Miami Vice? with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans...
Air date: 04/30/2014
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365221411/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false This episode traces the story of people of color on American television ? including the mid-1960s breakthroughs of African Americans Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby. Latino landmarks range from ?I Love Lucy? with Desi Arnaz to ?Miami Vice? with Edward James Olmos. Also featured are Asian-Americans... /episodes/get/12508 /episode/12508 Pioneers of Television: Breaking Barriers /episode-player/12508
Acting Funny
Peek behind the curtain at the backstage techniques of America?s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They?re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared...
Air date: 05/07/2014
Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365232025/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Peek behind the curtain at the backstage techniques of America?s favorite comedic actors. The program features the manic improvisational style of Robin Williams, along with his comic predecessor Jonathan Winters. They?re a fascinating contrast to Tina Fey, who explains her measured, highly prepared... /episodes/get/12605 /episode/12605 Pioneers of Television: Acting Funny /episode-player/12605
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