Currently airing on PBS: so far, we've seen Sitcoms, Late Night, and Variety.
A four-part documentary series focusing on the legends that helped launched TV and left lasting impression on sitcoms, talk shows, variety shows and game shows in television's early years.
This series is much too reverent in the opening and closing of each episode, with the narrator seemingly asking us to bow down in awe for these entertainers. The rest of each show, however, is great -- lots of clips, but with odd omissions. The one focusing on Variety shows called "Tony Orlando and Dawn" the last success! No mention whatsoever of "The Osmonds"/"Donny & Marie" or "Sonny & Cher"/"Cher"! Or even a joking reference to "Pink Lady & Jeff"! And Jackie Gleason is barely mentioned!