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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.

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Sunday, Feb 3, 2013 - 6:00 PM    "Superheroes" The superhero crosses many decades: "Superman" in the 1950s, "Batman" in the 1960s, "Wonder Woman" and "The Incredible Hulk" in the 1970s, and the "Greatest American Hero" in the 1980s. Interviews featured include Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno and William Katt. There are also comments from Robert Culp about "The Greatest American Hero" that were recorded just days before he died. G
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