They were the stars of the small screen in the early years of television, and much of the nation came to a halt whenever their shows aired. As the originators of these innovative television formats, they provided an essential escape for millions of viewers who eagerly waited to watch them each week.
A tribute to Williams that includes one of his last full-length interviews for the series.
A look at the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors.
Trace the story of people of color on American television.
Review television’s long love affair with doctors and nurses.
See how America’s top standup comics made the transition to the sitcom format.
This special episode is built around Carol Burnett, Lucille Ball and Betty White.
"Roots," "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "The Thorn Birds" mastered the art of storytelling.
They fought villains, rescued the innocent and became role models to viewers of every age.
"Dallas," "Dynasty" and "Knots Landing" were all part of the nighttime soap frenzy.
This episode celebrates the first comediennes to appear on television.