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  • ISBN: 9781608834808
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (220 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : distributed by PBS Distribution, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes public performance rights (PPR).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Steven J Boettcher; Michael J Trinklein; Jack Jones; Harlan Saperstein; Stephanie Theisen; Boettcher/Trinklein Television, Inc.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Distribution (Firm)
Participant or Performer Note:
Late night. Steve Allen ; Jack Parr ; Johnny Carson ; Merv, Joey and Dick -- Sitcom. Jackie Gleason ; Lucy and Desi ; Danny Thomas ; Andy Griffith ; Dick Mary and Carl -- Variety. Ed Sullivan ; Milton Berle ; Red Skelton ; Arthur Godfrey ; Perry Como ; Andy Williams ; Pat Boone ; Sid and Imogene ; Carol Burnett ; Somthers Brothers ; Laugh-In ; Flip Wilson ; Tony Orlando -- Game Shows. Mark Goodson ; Ralph Edwards ; Groucho Marx ; The scandals ; Password ; Let's Make a Deal ; Jeopardy ; Wheel of Fortune ; Hollywood Squares ; Chuck Barris ; The emcee job ; Women as emcees ; Bill Cullen.
Summary, etc.:
This four-part series champions the entertainers who launched an industry. Pioneers of Television takes us back to TV's classic days--and chronicles the icons who still keep us laughing, generation after generation. Packed with hilarious clips and nearly 100 new interviews, this series offers television at its finest.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1; stereo., NTSC.
Subject: Television programs > United States > History.
Television actors and actresses > United States > History.
Documentary. > Television progams.

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