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.

Program Website

Recent Episode

Robin Williams Remembered

55:20

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


Full Episodes View All Episodes

S4 Ep4: Acting Funny

53:11

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

S4 Ep3: Breaking Barriers

53:11

Trace the story of people of color on American television.

S4 Ep2: Doctors and Nurses

53:41

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

S4 Ep1: Standup to Sitcom

55:46

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

S3 Ep4: Miniseries

53:10

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

S3 Ep3: Superheroes

53:10

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