Pioneers of Television
This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.
Evans reveals her mixed feelings about landing a starring role on "The Big Valley" 01:08
"Daniel Boone" was one of the few TV shows in the mid-60s with minorities in key roles. 00:53
Linda Evans on learning to cry for her earliest TV roles 00:40
Grier recalls the night congressman Robert Kennedy was assassinated 02:01
Shatner tells a story of an actor on "Gunsmoke" taking his bad guy role a bit too far. 01:32
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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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