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pioneers of television

The contributions of late night hosts Johnny Carson, Steve Allen, and Jack Paar are featured. Merv Griffin emerges as a key player, Dick Cavett and Arsenio Hall discuss their years in the mix, and Regis Philbin offers revelations about his years as a late night sidekick to Joey Bishop. Sigourney Weaver offers personal details about her father Pat - the creator of "The Tonight Show." Other interviews include: Jay Leno, Steve Allen, Ed McMahon, Doc Severinsen, Merv Griffin, Barbara Eden, Joan Rivers, and Hugh Downs.

Episode Duration: 54 minutes and 13 seconds

Episode Number: 101

About Pioneers of Television:

This nostalgic celebration of classic TV melds compelling original cast interviews with hilarious clips, offering a fresh take on TV's biggest celebrities.

The series covers late-night hosts, comedians, primetime soaps, crime dramas, barrier-breaking entertainers and variety shows.

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Sat, Feb 4 8:00 P.M. Comedians     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Feb 5 11:00 A.M. Comedians     NHPBS
Mon, Feb 6 12:00 A.M. Comedians     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Feb 9 9:00 P.M. Primetime Soaps     NHPBS
Sat, Feb 11 8:00 P.M. Primetime Soaps     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Feb 12 11:00 A.M. Primetime Soaps     NHPBS
Mon, Feb 13 12:00 A.M. Primetime Soaps     NH EXPLORE
Thu, Feb 16 9:00 P.M. Crime Dramas     NHPBS
Sat, Feb 18 8:00 P.M. Crime Dramas     NH EXPLORE
Sun, Feb 19 11:00 A.M. Crime Dramas     NHPBS
Mon, Feb 20 12:00 A.M. Crime Dramas     NH EXPLORE

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