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Pioneers of Television (DVD) (Black & White/Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV) (Eng)

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    • Extended interviews with the "Pioneers"

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    Includes:
  • Pioneers of Television: Game Shows (2008)
  • Pioneers of Television: Variety (2008)
  • Pioneers of Television: Late Night (2008)
  • Pioneers of Television: Sitcoms (2008)

    Pioneers of Television: Game Shows
    Pioneers of Television: Game Shows showcases the careers of individuals who will forever be associated with that durable genre of programming. Among the personalities features prominently are The Price Is Right host Bob Barker, Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune creator Merv Griffin, and Let's Make a Deal emcee Monty Hall. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Pioneers of Television: Variety
    Pioneers of Television: Variety surveys the shows that impacted the genre of programming that would bring together stand-up comics, actors, musicians, sketch comedy, and other entertainment acts into a genre that in many ways recalled the glory days of vaudeville. Among the influential programs discussed are Toast of the Town - later to become The Ed Sullivan Show, Texaco Star Theater, Laugh-In, and The Carol Burnett Show. In addition to vintage clips of these programs, this documentary utilizes interviews with many people associated with these classic series. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Pioneers of Television: Late Night
    Pioneers of Television: Late Night surveys the history of the programs and personalities that defined television in the hours after prime time. The program showcases the careers of Johnny Carson, Steve Allen, and Jack Parr through the use of a great deal of vintage footage along with interviews given by contemporaries, and admirers. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Pioneers of Television: Sitcoms
    Pioneers of Television: Sitcoms explains the groundbreaking aspect of five of the most celebrated comedies in television history. I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Honeymooners, The Andy Griffith Show, and Make Room for Daddy are discussed by those who worked on the shows, as well as those who knew people involved intimately with their creation. Among the people who sit for interviews are Andy Griffith, Mary Tyler Moore, and Marlo Thomas. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

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