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


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.

Funny Ladies

This episode celebrates the first comediennes to appear on television.

About Pioneers of Television

More than 200 breakthrough stars bring their stories to life in season four of the Emmy-nominated documentary series Pioneers of Television. Each episode melds compelling new interviews with irresistible clips to offer a fresh take on TV's biggest celebrities. Featured stars in season four include Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Roseanne Barr, Bill Cosby, Tim Allen, Ray Romano, and many more.

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