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Pioneers of Television

Television's first stars reminisce about their work. 

Crew:
Ryan Seacrest (Narrator), Kelsey Grammer (Narrator)

4/21/14
04:30 AM
"Standup to Sitcom"  Stand-up comics transition to the sitcom format. Interviews include Jerry Seinfeld, Roseanne Barr, Tim Allen, Ray Romano and Bob Newhart.  (Repeat) WNET
4/22/14
08:00 PM
"Doctors and Nurses"  Actors Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle reveal the secrets of "ER"; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles talk about "St. Elsewhere."  WNET
4/22/14
08:00 PM
"Doctors and Nurses"  Actors Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle reveal the secrets of "ER"; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles talk about "St. Elsewhere."  KYNE
4/24/14
01:00 AM
"Doctors and Nurses"  Actors Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle reveal the secrets of "ER"; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles talk about "St. Elsewhere."  (Repeat) WNET
4/28/14
04:30 AM
"Doctors and Nurses"  Actors Noah Wyle, Anthony Edwards, Gloria Reuben and Eriq LaSalle reveal the secrets of "ER"; Howie Mandel, Ed Begley Jr. and Christina Pickles talk about "St. Elsewhere."  (Repeat) WNET
4/29/14
08:00 PM
"Breaking Barriers"  The mid-'60s breakthroughs of black TV actors Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby; Latinos Desi Arnaz and Edward James Olmos; Asian-American George Takei talks about his time in a Japanese internment camp.  WNET
4/29/14
08:00 PM
"Breaking Barriers"  The mid-'60s breakthroughs of black TV actors Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby; Latinos Desi Arnaz and Edward James Olmos; Asian-American George Takei talks about his time in a Japanese internment camp.  KYNE
5/1/14
01:00 AM
"Breaking Barriers"  The mid-'60s breakthroughs of black TV actors Diahann Carroll and Bill Cosby; Latinos Desi Arnaz and Edward James Olmos; Asian-American George Takei talks about his time in a Japanese internment camp.  (Repeat) WNET
Pioneers of Television

Premise
A follow-up to the highly rated ``Pioneers of Primetime,'' this documentary series features interviews with leading figures from the worlds of sitcoms, game shows, variety and late-night television, including Art Linkletter, Andy Griffith, Dick Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, Andy Williams, Phyllis Diller, Jim Nabors, Betty White, Jonathan Winters, Marlo Thomas, Bob Barker, Merv Griffin, Ed McMahon and Tommy Smothers, among many others.

Current cast
Ryan Seacrest

Program data from Tribune Media Services, Inc.