They were the stars of the small screen in the early years of television, and much of the nation came to a halt whenever their shows aired. As the originators of these innovative television formats, they provided an essential escape for millions of viewers who eagerly waited to watch them each week.

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  • Robin Williams Remembered

    A tribute to Williams that includes one of his last full-length interviews for the series.


  • Acting Funny

    A look at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors.


  • Breaking Barriers

    Trace the story of people of color on American television.


  • Doctors and Nurses

    Review television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses.


  • Standup to Sitcom

    See how America’s top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format.


  • Miniseries

    "Roots," "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "The Thorn Birds" mastered the art of storytelling.


  • Superheroes

    They fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models to viewers of every age.


  • Primetime Soaps

    "Dallas," "Dynasty" and "Knots Landing" were all part of the nighttime soap frenzy.


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