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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, Jan 27, 2013 - 6:00 PM
"Primetime Soaps"
In 1964, "Peyton Place," which starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal, precedes "Dallas" and "Dynasty," which kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s. Interviewees include the late Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills. G
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