Pioneers of Television Returns

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Ryan Seacrest narrates the third season of this Emmy-nominated series, which reveals intriguing behind-the-scenes stories and fascinating facts about television shows and programming genres that continue to influence the medium today. New interviews with legendary stars and never-before-seen images mix with timeless footage that continues to entertain viewers decades later.

Pioneers of Television Season 3

Tuesday at 7pm on PBS North
January 15 - February 5

January 15: Funny Ladies

See the first standup comediennes to appear on television and the sitcom stars who followed.

January 22: Primetime Soaps

Trace the arc of nighttime soaps, from “Peyton Place” to “Knots Landing.”

January 29: Superheroes

Survey decades of superheroes, from “Superman” in the 1950s to “The Greatest American Hero” in the 80s.

February 5: Miniseries

Join the stars of landmark miniseries who comment on the influence of their genre today.

Betty White on the Early Days of TV

You can watch more Pioneers of Television shorts at PBS Video