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Web site: http://www.pbs.org/pioneersoftelevision/

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Through interviews and archival clips, nearly 100 stars from television's formative years share their stories in this revealing four-part documentary series.

TV Schedule

Standup to Sitcom #401 [TV-PG]
Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano, and Bob Newhart discuss how standup comics transitioned to sitcoms.

  • KET2 Saturday, April 19 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Saturday, April 19 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Monday, April 21 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET Tuesday, April 22 at 9:00 pm EDT

Doctors and Nurses #402 [TV-PG]
Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Ed Begley Jr., and others discuss ER, St. Elsewhere, and other medical dramas. The episode also features the final interview with Chad Everett of Medical Center.

  • KET2 Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, April 24 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, April 25 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, April 26 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Monday, April 28 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET Tuesday, April 29 at 9:00 pm EDT

Breaking Barriers #403 [TV-PG]
This episode traces the story of people of color on American television, including Diahann Carroll, Bill Cosby, Desi Arnaz, Edward James Olmos, and George Takei.

  • KET2 Tuesday, April 29 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, April 30 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, May 1 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, May 2 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, May 3 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Saturday, May 3 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Monday, May 5 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET Tuesday, May 6 at 9:00 pm EDT

Acting Funny #404 [TV-PG]
This episode peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America's favorite comedic actors. The program features Robin Williams, Tina Fey, and more.

  • KET2 Tuesday, May 6 at 8:00 pm EDT
  • KET2 Wednesday, May 7 at 1:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Thursday, May 8 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Friday, May 9 at 2:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Saturday, May 10 at 4:00 am EDT
  • KET Saturday, May 10 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET2 Monday, May 12 at 5:00 am EDT
  • KET Tuesday, May 13 at 9:00 pm EDT
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Links

Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/pioneersoftelevision/

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