Pioneers Of Primetime

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Television legends Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Sid Caesar, Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Sammy Davis Jr., Buddy Ebsen, Donald O'Connor and Rose Marie return to primetime in never-before-seen interviews - and a treasure trove of rare clips - compiled in this new documentary. Six years in the making, the film chronicles television comedy's long- forgotten pedigree - from vaudeville through radio to the golden age of television. Berle, Caesar, Skelton, Hope and many others provide fascinating firsthand accounts of what it was like to launch the new medium of television.

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3/18/2009
10:30 p.m.
7/13/2009
11 p.m.
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