Pioneers of Television
Late Night (#102)
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Doc Severinsen shares memories of his long-time friend and Late Night host Johnny Carson. 01:41
Actress Betty White describes performing a favorite skit with Johnny Carson and what happens when everything goes... 02:00
Comedian Dick Cavett recalls meeting a young Johnny Carson on the set of his television show in Omaha, Nebraska. 02:53
"Roots" aired in 1977 and America stopped, captivated by the tale -- attracting more viewers than any television... 02:15
Leslie Uggams and LeVar Burton on how "Roots" brought untold history to light. 02:01
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Series Description: 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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