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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Robin Williams Remembered


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

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S4 Ep4: Acting Funny


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

S4 Ep3: Breaking Barriers


Trace the story of people of color on American television.

S4 Ep2: Doctors and Nurses


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

S4 Ep1: Standup to Sitcom


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

S3 Ep4: Miniseries


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

S3 Ep3: Superheroes


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