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A star-studded fourth season premieres April 15 on PBS North. Explore trailblazing moments of television history, featuring standup comedians who landed sitcoms, TV doctors and nurses, standout comedic actors and those who broke the color barrier on television.

Pioneers of Television

Tuesdays at 7pm on PBS North
April 15 - May 6, 2014

The fourth season combines new interviews with legendary stars, such as Ray Romano, Bob Newhart, Robin Williams, Jimmie Walker, Tim Allen, Roseanne Barr and Dick Van Dyke, with never-before-seen images and timeless footage that continues to entertain TV viewers decades later.

April 15 - Standup to Sitcom
See how America’s top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format.

April 22 - Doctors and Nurses
Review television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses.

April 29 - Breaking Barriers
Trace the story of people of color on American television.

May 6 - Acting Funny
Peek behind the curtain for a look at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors.