Pioneers of Television
Season 3

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Funny Ladies
This episode includes the first standup comediennes to appear on television, including Joan Rivers and the late Phyllis Diller. Funny Ladies also looks at Lucille Ball's breakthrough on I Love…
Miniseries
Miniseries such as Roots, Rich Man, Poor Man and The Thorn Birds mastered the art of storytelling. With their epic sagas, these television events kept America riveted night after night.…
Primetime Soaps
Dallas and Dynasty kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s, a phenomenon that continued through the last season of Knots Landing in 1993. The episode offers new…
Superheroes
Superheroes crosses many eras: "Superman" in the 1950s, "Batman" in the '60s, "Wonder Woman" and "The Incredible Hulk" in the '70s and "The Greatest American Hero" in the '80s. They…

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