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TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
*NEW* PIONEERS OF TELEVISION "Primetime Soaps" (#302) (HD) (TV-PG)
Trace the arc of nighttime soaps, from "Peyton Place" to "Knots Landing."
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its third season on 4/9/13; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION: (from PBS's press release, December 2012) The third season of this Emmy-nominated series boasts interviews with legendary stars and never-before-seen images about iconic television shows and programming genres that continue to influence the medium today. January 15: "Funny Ladies" features the first standup comediennes to appear on television, including Mary Tyler Moore, Betty White and Marla Gibbs. The episode covers Lucille Ball's breakthrough on "I Love Lucy," television's most enduring variety star, Carol Burnett, and features interviews with contemporary actresses including Tina Fey and Margaret Cho. January 22: "Primetime Soaps" explores the nighttime soap frenzy with interviewees Larry Hagman, Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Diahann Carroll, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Michele Lee, Joan Van Ark and Donna Mills. January 29: "Superheroes" crosses many eras and features in-depth interviews with Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno, William Katt and others. It also includes comments from Robert Culp about his show "The Greatest American Hero," recorded just days before he passed away. February 5: "Miniseries" surveys programs that rank among the top-rated episodes in television history; they were major events that captured the nation's imagination. Interviewees are stars LeVar Burton, Louis Gossett Jr., Leslie Uggams, Ben Vereen, John Amos, Georg Stanford Brown, Ed Asner, Peter Strauss, Susan Blakely, Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward and Bryan Brown.