Pioneers of Television, Season 3HDClosed Captioning
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More than 100 stars bring their stories to life in season three of the Emmy-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television. Narrated by RYAN SEACREST, each episode melds compelling new interviews with irresistible clips to offer a fresh take on TV's breakthrough celebrities. This season's four new episodes are titled Funny Ladies Primetime Soaps, Superheroes, and Miniseries. Featured stars include Larry Hagman, Betty White, Joan Collins, Diahann Carroll, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, Cloris Leachman, Adam West, Lynda Carter, Patrick Duffy, Louis Gossett Jr., Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward, Tina Fey and nearly 100 others.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoFunny Ladies||This episode features the first standup comediennes to appear on television — legends such as Phyllis Diller and Joan Rivers. It also looks at Lucille Ball’s breakthrough on “I Love Lucy” and the sitcom stars who followed, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. The episode covers television’s most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho.||55:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoPrimetime Soaps||“Dallas” and “Dynasty” kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s and spun off the long-lasting series “Knots Landing.” Sometimes forgotten is the genre’s antecedent: 1964’s “Peyton Place,” which starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O’Neal. Interviewees in this episode include Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills.||55:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSuperheroes||“Superheroes” crosses many eras: “Superman” in the 1950s, “Batman” in the ’60s, “Wonder Woman” and “The Incredible Hulk” in the ’70s and “The Greatest American Hero” in the ’80s. The episode features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and others. It also includes comments from Robert Culp, about his show “The Greatest American Hero,” recorded just days before he passed away.||55:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMiniseries||Miniseries still rank among the top-rated programs in television history; they were major events that captured the nation’s imagination.||55:16||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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I loved Primetime Soaps. It paved the way for modern TV. Superheroes was great but not all SUPERheroes wore costumes. Where's Steve Austin and Jaime Summers (Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman)? Funny Ladies was wonderful. I can't imagine comedy without them.
Extremely Well Done
This series leaves you wanting more--it is very detailed and very well crafted. The topics themselves are rarely dissected in this way, making even the topics you thought you knew seem fresh and new. I highly recommend this lesser known series.