Episode Info

Pioneers of Television: Variety surveys the shows that impacted the genre of programming that would bring together stand-up comics, actors, musicians, sketch comedy, and other entertainment acts into a genre that in many ways recalled the glory days of vaudeville. Among the influential programs discussed are Toast of the Town - later to become The Ed Sullivan Show, Texaco Star Theater, Laugh-In, and The Carol Burnett Show. In addition to vintage clips of these programs, this documentary utilizes interviews with many people associated with these classic series.


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