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Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 1 disc

From Jack Paar to Jackie Gleason, Carol Burnett to Andy Griffith, a who's who of small-screen innovators turn in appearances in PBS's celebratory examination of American television's groundbreaking years. The four-part documentary homes in on the building blocks of network programming -- late night, variety, sitcoms and game shows -- revisiting classic skits and archival clips while furnishing hindsight from Dick Cavett, Marlo Thomas and more.

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