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Pioneers of Television

Television's first stars reminisce about their work. 

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

7/6/15
01:30 AM
"Sitcoms"  Joyce Randolph provides insight into Jackie Gleason; Marlo Thomas reminisces about her father, Danny; Andy Griffith on what made his show work; Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke recount their work together.  (Repeat) WNET
7/6/15
02:30 AM
"Late Night"  The stories of Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson; Merv Griffin emerges on the late night scene; Regis Philbin on his years as Joey Bishop's sidekick.  (Repeat) WNET
7/6/15
03:30 AM
"Variety"  Ed Sullivan's "Toast of the Town" and Milton Berle's "Texaco Star Theater"; Tim Conway and Jonathan Winters share funny stories; Pat Boone; Tommy Smothers.  (Repeat) WNET
7/6/15
04:30 AM
"Game Shows"  Bob Barker; Merv Griffin creates "Wheel of Fortune" and "Jeopardy"; Monty Hall; Betty White; Phyllis Diller's first television appearance.  (Repeat) WNET
7/13/15
01:30 AM
"Science Fiction"  Futuristic storytellers Gene Roddenberry, Irwin Allen, and Rod Serling.  (Repeat) WNET
7/13/15
02:30 AM
"Westerns"  Fess Parker; actor James Garner; Linda Evans discusses strong female characters in "The Big Valley"; "The Wild Wild West"; "Bonanza"; "Gunsmoke."  (Repeat) WNET
7/13/15
03:30 AM
"Crime Dramas"  The casts and creators of "Dragnet," "Mannix," "Mod Squad," "Police Woman," "Columbo," and "The Rockford Files."  (Repeat) WNET
7/13/15
04:30 AM
"Local Kids' TV Pioneers"  Muppets creator Jim Henson; animator Bob Clampett; actor Chuck McCann; Pat MacMahon; Nancy Claster, creator of "Romper Room."  (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.