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 examines the entertainers that provided the classic scenes that still amuse us today.

Fri, Jul 19 9:00 P.M. Breaking Barriers     NHPBS (11.1)

Trace the journey of people of color featured in American television - trailblazers including Diahann Carroll (Julia), Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy), Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice), and George Takei (Star Trek).

Sat, Jul 20 1:00 A.M. Breaking Barriers     NHPBS (11.1)

Trace the journey of people of color featured in American television - trailblazers including Diahann Carroll (Julia), Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy), Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice), and George Takei (Star Trek).

Sat, Jul 20 8:00 P.M. Breaking Barriers     NH Explore (11.2)

Trace the journey of people of color featured in American television - trailblazers including Diahann Carroll (Julia), Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy), Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice), and George Takei (Star Trek).

Sun, Jul 21 2:00 A.M. Breaking Barriers     NH Explore (11.2)

Trace the journey of people of color featured in American television - trailblazers including Diahann Carroll (Julia), Desi Arnaz (I Love Lucy), Edward James Olmos (Miami Vice), and George Takei (Star Trek).

Fri, Jul 26 9:00 P.M. Variety     NHPBS (11.1)

The origins of the variety genre are traced, from Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town and Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater, to The Carol Burnett Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and Laugh-In, among others.

Sat, Jul 27 8:00 P.M. Variety     NH Explore (11.2)

The origins of the variety genre are traced, from Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town and Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater, to The Carol Burnett Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and Laugh-In, among others.

Sun, Jul 28 2:00 A.M. Variety     NH Explore (11.2)

The origins of the variety genre are traced, from Ed Sullivan's Toast of the Town and Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater, to The Carol Burnett Show, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, and Laugh-In, among others.


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