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Pioneers of primetime

Author: Steven J BoettcherJack JonesMilton BerleRed SkeltonBob HopeAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, VA : PBS Home Video ; Hollywood, Calif. : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2005]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. Includes footage from shows such as "The Milton Berle show", "The Ed Sullivan show", "The Jack Benny show", "The Red Skelton show", "I love Lucy", and "The Honeymooners." Six years in the making, the program features exclusive in-depth interviews with an unprecedented collection of TV's early stars.
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Documentary films
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Steven J Boettcher; Jack Jones; Milton Berle; Red Skelton; Bob Hope; Sid Caesar; Steve Allen; Morey Amsterdam; Rose Marie; Donald O'Connor; Sammy Davis, Jr.; Buddy Ebsen; Harlan Saperstein; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 1415715416 9781415715413
OCLC Number: 61333555
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Special feature: extended interviews.
Credits: Editor, Jay Cederholm ; photography, Steve Boettcher ; script coordination, John Hoylman.
Performer(s): Interviews with: Milton Berle, Red Skelton, Bob Hope, Sid Caesar, Steve Allen, Morey Amsterdam, Rose Marie, Donald O'Connor, Sammy Davis, Jr., Buddy Ebsen.
Narrator, Harlan Saperstein.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen; Dolby Digital.
Contents: Introduction --
Vaudeville --
Radio --
Television --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Vaudeville headliners, radio superstars, television legends
Milton Berle show (Television program)
Ed Sullivan show (Television program)
Jack Benny program (Television program)
Red Skelton show (Television program)
I love Lucy (Television program)
Honeymooners (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Steve Boettcher ; written by Jack Jones, Jr.

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A tribute to the icons of early television and an entertaining retrospective on the golden age of television comedy. Includes footage from shows such as "The Milton Berle show", "The Ed Sullivan show", "The Jack Benny show", "The Red Skelton show", "I love Lucy", and "The Honeymooners." Six years in the making, the program features exclusive in-depth interviews with an unprecedented collection of TV's early stars.

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